John Oliver Skewers ALEC
November 3, 2014
Last night, comedian John Oliver had some choice words for some state legislatures and the extreme bills coming out of them. The whole segment is worth a watch, especially Oliver's send-up of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the shadowy corporate lobby rewriting bills across our nation.
Five Reasons Why eBay Should Leave ALEC
October 24, 2014
With major tech companies’ recent departure from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive corporate lobbying group, it’s a wonder why eBay remains a member. We’re asking them to leave – add your voice today!
ALEC’s Corporate Sponsors Should Be Held Accountable For Forcing Taxpayers to Subsidize Their Lobbying
October 21, 2014
Over the past few weeks, a parade of prominent corporations have cut or announced plans to cut their ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The exodus started because of ALEC’s promotion of model legislation that denies climate change science. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said on NPR that Google’s funding of ALEC was “part of a political game” that became a “mistake” for the company because “[t]hey’re just literally lying” about the “facts of climate change.”
Common Cause Joins Over 80 Organizations Asking eBay to Leave ALEC
October 7, 2014
Common Cause joined over 80 organizations on Tuesday in asking eBay to drop its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive corporate lobbying group.
International Paper Leaves ALEC
September 26, 2014
As Google, Facebook, and Yahoo have all announced that they are cutting ties with ALEC this week, numerous other corporations have confirmed to Common Cause they either have left the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), are reevaluating their membership, or have never been members. Here are the statements we have received: