Attorney General Brad Schimel asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to reject a review of a halted criminal investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s recall campaign, marking the first time his office has argued the merits of the case after his predecessor declined to lead the investigation more than three years ago.
ALEC Under Attack: Activism Matters
On July 29th, Mike Pence, the Republican VP candidate and Indiana Governor, delivered a keynote lunchtime address to the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual conclave in Indianapolis, IN. Pence joked that he was “for ALEC before it was cool.”
‘My Husband May Die’ in a Colorado Prison, Says Wife of CIA Whistleblower
Inmate Jeffrey Sterling says he filed a health complaint against FCI Englewood for unresponsive and dismissive medical care at the Colorado federal correctional institution.
Success! Expedia Becomes Latest Company to Cut Ties with ALEC in a Win for Animals and the Public
Expedia is just the latest of a series of large corporations to end its ties with AEC [sic]. Last February Ford terminated its relationship with the conservative lobby group. Other corporations that have cut off their connections include eBay, Facebook and Google as well as BP and Shell, mostly because of ALEC’s continued denial of climate change.
In A Victory For Seniors, AARP Dumps Conservative Policy Group ALEC
AARP announced its decision to cut ties with ALEC last Thursday, shortly after the progressive watchdog group Center for Media and Democracy reported that AARP had recently become an ALEC member and was among the sponsors of its annual meeting last month.
AARP: Adios, ALEC
“We hear you” is the theme of the new marketing campaign rolled out by AARP this year.
AARP, Under Pressure, Quits Legislative Group
AARP, which reps 37 million seniors, quit the American Legislative Exchange Council under pressure from Center for Media & Democracy, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, and other groups.
Maine Governor Paul LePage and ALEC
Arn Pearson from the Center for Media and Democracy called in to talk about Governor Paul LePage’s ties to ALEC.
A Shamed AARP Withdraws from Right-Wing Lobbying Organization ALEC
AARP, the retirees organization, responded Thursday to a torrent of protests from members and advocacy groups by announcing that it would drop its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council, the right-wing organization known as ALEC.
Election 2016 AARP to Drop Membership to Right-Wing Lobby Group ALEC After Progressive Groups Apply Pressure
Progressives dedicated to protecting safety nets for seniors have pressured AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired People, to drop its dues-paying membership at ALEC, the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council, whose work includes drafting and promoting bills that would undermine and privatize Social Security and Medicare.