2013-08-07 16:37:56

Chicago protesters at ALEC conference highlight controversial legislation and corporate influence

The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, is gathering for its 40th annual conference in Chicago. Opposition to the corporate-friendly organization has been building over the last few years as researchers and journalists highlighted ALEC’s sweeping influence on state legislatures and its role in shaping laws from the privatization of schools to anti-union and gun measures.  A “Dump ALEC” campaign has led to nearly 50 corporations, including Coke, McDonald’s and Wal-Mart, to cut ties with the controversial group.

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