Common Cause Sets Telephone Press Conference on ALEC Complaint
- Dale Eisman
New Evidence Raises Legal Questions About ALEC’s Activities
Common Cause Sets Telephone Press Conference for Noon (ET) Monday
Dial-in at 877-356-9552, conference ID# 74236016
Who: Common Cause President Bob Edgar
Whistleblower Attorney Eric R. Havian
What: Common Cause will announce new evidence involving the activities and inner workings of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, a secretive, corporate-backed front group through which corporate leaders join with state legislators to write – and then pass in state houses from coast to coast — “model” bills that benefit corporations, often at the expense of American taxpayers.
When: Monday, April 23 at noon ET
Join: Dial (877)317-2314, and ask for conference ID# 74236016
In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, and ALEC’s connection to the “Stand Your Ground” gun law that for weeks protected the teen-ager’s killer, ALEC has been under intense media and public scrutiny. At least 11 major corporations, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Coca Cola and PepsiCo, have announced their departure from ALEC. Common Cause will announce a whistleblower complaint it has filed against ALEC with the Internal Revenue Service based on thousands of pages of ALEC records Common Cause obtained. The documents raise new questions, including legal issues, about ALEC’s activities.