The American Legislative Exchange Council kicked off its annual policy summit today with a meeting of its secret working group on election suppression and gerrymandering strategies, and an “Academy” on right-wing plans to rewrite the U.S. Constitution.
Koch Spent Nearly $150 Million in 2020 to Extend His Influence and Promote His Agenda
The Charles Koch Foundation and Charles Koch Institute paid out $149.2 million in grants in 2020 to universities, right-wing policy, litigation, and advocacy groups, and other causes, the latest IRS filings obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy detail.
Koch Joins Solar Industry Association While Fighting Solar Expansion
Koch Industries, one of the nation’s largest carbon emitters, plans solar developments and joins a solar industry lobbying group, but it funds groups that continue their fight against residential and commercial solar.
“Dark Money ATM” Pumped Over $137 Million into Right-Wing Groups in 2020
Spurred by $158 million from one secret donor, DonorsTrust and Donors Capital Fund pumped a record amount of money into right-wing campaigns to remake the Supreme Court, spread election and climate disinformation, and support extremists last year.
ALEC’s Annual Meeting Queues Up Fights Over Federal Powers, Fossil Fuels, Big Tech, Labor Rights, and the GOP’s Culture Wars
The American Legislative Exchange Council is holding its first post-Trump in-person meeting this week in Salt Lake City, Utah at the five-star Grand America Hotel.
ALEC’s PR Man has a Dark Past as Spin Doctor for African Dictators
The American Legislative Exchange Council’s head of public relations whitewashed abuses committed by dictatorial regimes in Equatorial Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo
Pfizer Dumps ALEC
The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer did not renew its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council in 2021.
Five ALEC Corporate Members Paid No Federal Taxes on Huge Profits in 2020
Five of ALEC’s major corporate members are among the largest corporate tax dodgers in America and paid no federal taxes last year. One received a tax rebate.
ALEC’s Annual Economic Survey Puts Profits Before People
The American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual economic survey gives top rankings to states that roll out the red carpet for corporations, not those with better wealth equality, more insured residents, or decent labor rights.
New Report: The Big Oil and ALEC Ploy for Getting Unions to Help Chill Climate Protests
The Center for Media and Democracy released a new report today, “Using Unions to Carry Big Oil’s Water,” detailing how the fossil fuel industry and the American Legislative Exchange Council cynically use unions to win Democratic support for legislation that criminalizes and chills environmental protests under the guise of “worker safety.”