Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida president Susan Smith explains how ALEC is a 'democracy killer.'
Good news indeed, as the movement to defund the American Legislative Exchange Council gathers momentum. Too bad we couldn't pull this off
[oldembed src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/on53MoU37Uw" width="425" height="300" resize="1" fid="21"] Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida president Susan Smith explains how ALEC is a 'democracy killer.'
Good news indeed, as the movement to defund the American Legislative Exchange Council gathers momentum. Too bad we couldn't pull this off before ALEC managed to impose its toxic legislative agenda on so many Republican-controlled states, but at least we're doing it now. Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to stop this gang of corporate thugs.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today became the latest backer to withdraw financial support for the American Legislative Exchange Council.A foundation spokesman told Roll Call that it does not plan to make future grants to the conservative nonprofit, which has come under fire from progressive activists for its support of voter identification laws and other contentious measures.
Lee Fang reports the funding could potentially have benefited “Microsoft as privatized charters adopt more technology in the classroom.”
Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Color of Change, among others, had targeted the Gates Foundation for giving more than $375,000 to ALEC over the past two years. PCCC garnered more than 28,000 signatures in a matter of hours.
By Marian Wang, ProPublica
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