Thursday Apr 12, 201212:43 AM GMT
'ALEC is 98% corporate funded'
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:42AM
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Brendan M. Fischer, a law fellow with the Center for Media and Democracy, spoke to Press TV's U.S. Desk on Wednesday about ALEC and the changes that they want to bring about in the American Legislative Exchange Council.


Fischer said that they had been covering the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) for the past year and that 98 percent of its funding came from big corporations like WalMart and from foundations like the Koch family foundation.


"We have been targeting corporations and asking them to withdraw their membership from ALEC. Largely because ALEC is behind a lot of very reactionary extreme laws that have been spreading across the country, including the photo ID, including the Stand Your Ground Law … and also Arizona's anti immigrant law," he said.


"In the past week, at least five corporations have announced that they are not going to renew their ALEC membership," Fischer said. He added that these were all very positive steps in "exposing ALEC's agenda and essentially cutting off the funding for ALEC to spread these really reactionary laws."



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