Monday, August 29, 2011

WI Dem rep goes behind enemy lines at ALEC confab

Mark Pocan is a Democratic state representative from Madison, Wisc. As such, he's entitled to be a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, also known as ALEC, also known as a legislative roach motel. ALEC is a corporate front groups that pretends to be an open and transparent membership organization (it isn't). It exists to pass legislation that's friendly to giant corporations like Koch Industries and private prison companies. 

Pocan went behind enemy lines at ALEC's convention in New Orleans earlier this month. He explains why in this video -- and what we can expect for the fall.