At last week’s States and Nation Policy Summit, the American Legislative Exchange Council doubled down on its latest strategy of protecting the fossil fuel industry by blacklisting “woke” companies that embrace climate protection goals.
ALEC Lawmakers and Corporate Lobbyists Meet in D.C. to Debate Rewriting the Constitution, Punishing Socially Responsible Businesses, and Protecting Misinformation
The American Legislative Exchange Council meets this week in Washington, D.C., for its annual States and Nation Policy Summit at the four-star Grand Hyatt Washington, where rewriting the U.S. Constitution, “woke” capitalism, and protecting hate speech and misinformation are at the top of the agenda.
“Dark Money ATM” Injected Right-Wing Groups with $123 Million in 2021
DonorsTrust and Donors Capital Fund, the favorite donor conduits of the Koch political network, distributed $123 million in grants in 2021 to right-wing advocacy groups, litigation centers, media outlets, climate deniers, extremists, pro-gun groups, and other tax-exempt organizations that make up America’s right-wing infrastructure, the latest tax filings from both groups detail.
ALEC Eyes Sweeping Government Blacklists
The American Legislative Exchange Council has quietly uploaded a sweeping model bill to its website that would require states to blacklist companies that consider anything other than maximizing profits when making business decisions.
Dispatches From the COP27 Climate Talks in Egypt
CMD guest contributor Alex Carlin reports on his observations at the United Nations climate conference.
Republican State Financial Officers Bring ESG Fight to Washington
Republican treasurers, auditors, and staff from 23 states will arrive in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13 to meet with corporate lobbyists and an array of right-wing groups during the Fall National Meeting of the State Financial Officers Foundation. Over the course of three days, they will discuss “the rising threat from China,” inflation, “true diversity,” and anti-ESG investing efforts.
ESG Companies Bankroll GOP AGs—the Very Officials Retaliating Against Their Climate Goals
Dozens of major U.S. companies committed to environmental, social, and governance principles donate money to a group of Republican attorneys general set on promoting fossil fuels and punishing companies like theirs that are trying to curtail their climate risks and divest from oil, gas, and coal.
Charles Koch’s Shape-Shifting Influence Machine
Charles Koch’s massive influence network is undergoing yet another round of restructuring this year.
Financial Firm Cashes in on the Anti-Woke Crusade
An anti-woke entrepreneur is attempting to profit from right-wing aggression towards investment firms that take a stand on environmental and social issues.
Abandoning Free Market and Liberty Principles, ALEC Takes on “Woke Capitalism,” Bodily Autonomy, and More at Its Annual Meeting
The ALEC faithful descend on Atlanta this week to take on “woke capitalism,” women’s right to abortion, voting rights, China, Big Tech, the administrative state, and more.