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Money & Influence 08.6.2018

ALEC in Louisiana: Undercovering the Influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in the Louisiana Legislature

Research and Reports

The report reveals which members of the Louisiana legislature have ties to ALEC and which recent state bills can be traced back to the organization. Additionally, the report documents how ALEC abuses its public charity status with the IRS, effectively making its corporate donors eligible for tax breaks for its funding of ALEC.

Democracy Behind Bars

Research and Reports

How money in politics, felony disenfranchisement and prison gerrymandering fuel mass incarceration and undermine democracy.

Money & Influence 03.22.2018

Power Shift: How People Can Take on the NRA

Research and Reports

Fixing our gun violence problem will require fixing our democracy — but together, ordinary people can take on the gun lobby and win.

The Art of the Lie: Trump’s Historic First Year Failure on Government Integrity and Accountability Issues

Research and Reports

American democracy is resilient. It has withstood attacks from enemies, foreign and domestic, for more than two centuries. But never has the United States been led by a president who has so flagrantly lied and so incessantly debased our democratic values and our institutions of self-government as President Donald J. Trump. This report sets forth 20 examples that demonstrate President Trump’s historic first year failure on issues of government integrity, transparency, and accountability.

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