Bill Moyers' special "The United States of ALEC" aired nationwide this past weekend on his PBS show "Moyers & Company." The documentary threw a spotlight on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and featured the work of the Madison-based Center for Media and Democracy and its award winning "ALECexposed" project.
ALEC sleuth Mark Pocan and Nation reporter John Nichols also are featured and the topics address include, extreme gun laws, education, prisons and the Wisconsin Uprising.
In a modified "Wikileaks"-type operation, CMD's small staff worked night and day to analyze over 800 ALEC bills, write articles about ALEC's agenda and operations, and document over 1,000 politicians and 700 corporations connected to ALEC, and we did it on a shoestring. The resources and social media campaign we created to help reporters and others connect the dots has blown the lid off ALEC.
Check out the full documentary here.
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