Friday, July 24, 2015

Walker feted at ALEC - - minus dozens of former members

Yes, Walker spoke at the national ALEC gathering in San Diego with legislative lapdog State Sen. Leah Vukmir at his side, but let's add to the record that, a) Koch interests have been instrumental in founding and funding the right-wing bill-writing mill, and b)  more than 100 US businesses have left ALEC because of public pressure against its extremist and divisive advocacy.

Here's one story from 2012 with a couple of typical examples of ALEC quitters:
Coca-Cola Co. and Kraft Foods Inc. bowed to consumer pressure this week and cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative lobbying group that has recently backed controversial voter ID and so-called “stand your ground” laws
ALEC is a key cog in the right-wing policy machine; it's hardly news that Walker appeared there, nor is the group mainstream.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Let's not applaud Coke too much; they are currently looking the other way as they sponsor FIFA and its support for Qatar's world cup construction process. Hundreds, maybe thousands of people will die before those stadiums are built, and Coke and other sponsors say it's between FIFA and Qatar to work out. In the meantime, workers in slave-like working and living conditions continue to die.