In an email obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy through a public records request, ALEC asked its legislative members to sign a letter thanking FL Gov. DeSantis for reopening the state in late-May. ALEC was to hold its Annual Meeting in Orlando in mid-July, but it eventually went virtual as COVID cases spiked. […]
This presentation obtained by CMD was delivered by Let Us Vote for a BBA’s David Biddulph to ALEC 2020 Annual Meeting attendees on July 21, 2020. The document was shared with the AP’s Michael Biesecker who wrote about it in the article titled, “Budget hawks hatch plan to force constitutional convention.”
The Center for Media and Democracy obtained this flyer on workshops ALEC organized for its 2020 Annual Meeting that was held online over three weeks in July 2020. Note, the workshop list does not include a redistricting workshop that occurred on July 15, 2020 titled “What Does the U.S. Census Mean for your State?” with […]
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) held an “exclusive call” for members on mail-in voting with Honest Elections Project and a “former FEC official” on June 9, 2020. Honest Elections Project is a a dark money voter suppression group formed in February 2020 that is a project of Leonard Leo’s 85 Fund. The invitation was […]
This May 7, 2020 newsletter from the right-wing Council for National Policy Action (CNP Action) was uncovered and used by CMD researchers to access a conference call that detailed efforts by the Trump campaign to vet doctors for a coalition that will back up his handling of the coronavirus crisis, which many critics have eviscerated.
This list of Bradley Impact Fund “Approved Grant Recipient Organizations” was obtained by CMD in the spring of 2020. The Bradley Impact Fund is the donor advised fund of the Bradley Foundation, a major funder of right-wing infrastructure in the states. In 2018, the Bradley Impact Fund had close to $11 million in annual revenue, […]
CMD obtained the May 2020 agenda for Fair Lines America’s “Mapping America” six-part webinar for state legislators through an open records request. Fair Lines America works to prevent independent redistricting commissions from establishing in the states, conducts redistricting trainings, and weighs in on redistricting litigation. Fair Lines America is led by Adam Kincaid, the Republican’s […]
This email from ALEC’s CEO Lisa Nelson to state legislators is an invitation to participate in a six-part webinar with Fair Lines America, a non-profit that works to prevent independent redistricting commissions from establishing in the states, conducts redistricting trainings, and weighs in on redistricting litigation. Fair Lines America is led by Adam Kincaid, the […]
This so-called “labor reform” booklet of 50 “state factsheets” obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy reveals the ambitious agenda of the American Legislative Exchange Council to further weaken public sector unions in the wake of the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.
The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) obtained an “attendee roster” of those registered for the 2019 SPN annual meeting. The 945 attendees include “researchers” and staff from SPN groups, funders, lawyers, and corporate lobbyists. Charles Koch’s network of organizations dominates the attendee list with 139 registered, or 13 percent of all those listed.