Amidst coverage of its involvement with American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and pressure from advocacy groups, AARP on Thursday told Politico that it will not renew its membership with the conservative group.
It only took a week.
The right-wing legislative lobbying group ALEC has been losing corporate members at a remarkable pace since 2012, making the appearance of AARP on the list of sponsors of ALEC’s 2016 annual meeting last month all the more curious.
At least nine Republican lawmakers from Colorado met last week with a secretive national group focused on crafting ready-to-go conservative legislation.
In the face of government investigations, publish outrage, and bankruptcy, companies like ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and Peabody Energy are plotting their self-defense strategies at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s 2016 annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.
More than one hundred protesters gathered downtown Wednesday to voice their opposition to the American Legislative Exchange Council, also known as ALEC.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told a crowd of conservative policymakers Wednesday that Republicans have “lost our moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln” and suggested that the party has only itself to blame for alienating huge numbers of African-Americans.
The Koch Brother’s role in last week’s Republican Convention is discussed with the Center for Media and Democracy’s Lisa Graves.
The American Legislative Exchange Council came to Indianapolis on July 27 for its annual meeting, the event was expected to bring at least 1,500 state legislators and business leaders together to come up with conservative ideas for new state laws.
An inmate at a private prison run by Sodexo in England died after apparently overdosing on prescription drugs after trying to alert prison authorities for more than two hours.