ALEC Exposed – Movie at the St. Charles City-County Library

Learn about the driving force behind extreme Republican legislation being pushed at the state level.  Connect the dots between corporations, politicians and extreme bills like the “stand your ground” gun laws, voter suppression bills, union-busting policies and other controversial legislation. ALEC is a national network of state politicians and powerful corporations principally concerned with increasing corporate profits without public scrutiny.

This movie event is sponsored by the St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee, Morton Todd Chair and the Alliance for Retired Americans, Dave Meinell President.

Movie will begin at 7pm
Spencer Road Branch — Room 112
St. Charles County Library
427 Spencer Road • St. Peters, MO 63376

Discussion will follow.

For more info: call our hotline 636-946-1066 and go to www.alecexposed.org

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ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve “model” bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board. (ALEC says that corporations do not vote on the board.)

Anyone who is paying attention to the recent rash of extreme right-wing attacks that have dominated state legislatures since the 2010 elections knows that the key driving force behind the legislation that has attacked working families, women, gun control laws, corporate regulation and pretty much every other aspect of American life is a group called the American Legislative Exchange Council. Although ALEC has been active since the early 1970s, it seems like the 2010 elections emboldened the organization like never before and they’ve been more active than they have been in a long time and a lot of the pieces of ‘model legislation’ they push have been getting put into effect in states across the country.

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