John Oliver Skewers ALEC

Posted by Jack Mumby on November 3, 2014

Last night, comedian John Oliver had choice words for some state legislatures and the extreme bills they're pushing out. The whole segment is worth a watch, especially Oliver's send-up of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the shadowy corporate lobby rewriting bills in states across our nation.

These cookie cutter bills are ridiculous, but if you want to do something about them, you might be out of luck. Thanks to gerrymandering, insider politics, and how expensive campaigns are, over a thousand state lawmakers are running unoppposed this year.

You can watch the segment below:

Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Voting and Elections, More Democracy Reforms

Tags: ALEC, Redistricting

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