Friday, January 25, 2013

ALEC exposed tomorrow in NM (VIDEO)

ProgressNow New Mexico tomorrow will expose ALEC, the corporate dating service for state lawmakers funded by the Benedict Arnold Koch brothers. 

The group will hold a free screening in Santa Fe of "The United States of ALEC," a documentary about the shady group.

Their invitation reads, in part: 
ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. We've identified more than $1,000,000 ALEC companies spent on New Mexico politicians in just two years! 
This Saturday, ProgressNow New Mexico Education – along  with State Rep. Brian Egolf, Common Cause NM, AFSCME, and the NEA – will hold a free screening of “The United States of ALEC” at the Santa Fe Women's Center in Santa Fe. The short film – produced by Bill Moyers and the Schumann Media Center – is a scathing exposé about “the most influential corporate-funded political force most of American has never heard of.” 
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) brings together nearly 2,000 state legislators with hundreds of corporate leaders and lobbyists from the world’s most powerful corporations to secretly draft model legislation that benefits the corporate bottom-line. 
...they are also behind recent “Right to Work For Less” laws in Wisconsin and Michigan, private prisons and voter suppression laws in New Mexico and across the country.
ALEC is alive and well in New Mexico and we’re turning up the heat on legislators and companies to get out.