ALEC Joins Politicians With Corporate Criminals

ALEC Joins Politicians With Corporate Criminals

Along with Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz, Republican Governor Scott Walker will address the annual American Legal Exchange Council (ALEC) convention in San Diego in September. Walker has been affiliated with ALEC for more than 20 years. The reforms he has instituted in Wisconsin–tort reform, prison reform, and gun reform–are all projects of ALEC. ALEC is an organization which provides Republican legislators with sample (“model bills”) that corporations want them to pass. Many of these corporations want to change laws to benefit themselves. Others want immunity from criminal prosecution.

Corporations that support ALEC include:

Many corporations have decided to stop supporting ALEC since the public has found out how damaging its activities have been to Americans. Its role in writing the “stand your ground” laws in particular was damaging to its image. Republican politicians haven’t recognized how corrosive ALEC is yet, including hard-core conservatives Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, and Mike Huckabee.

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