Press Release: The Center for Media and Democracy is joining with more than fifty other organizations to address two critical threats to our democratic system: the distorting effect of money in U.S. elections and the wave of efforts to make it harder for Americans to vote. Under the banner "Money Out, Voters In" the organizations announced that they would be jointly working to mobilize after Election Day to challenge dark money in elections and restore Americans' voting rights.
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Five Wisconsin state legislators have agreed to turn over any correspondence and documents with or related to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and held on their personal email accounts; the action settles a lawsuit brought by the Center for Media and Democracy and Common Cause.
- Connor Gibson, Greenpeace
Earlier this year internal documents from the Heartland Institute, a major hub of climate change denial and right-wing extremism, were publicly leaked. The documents exposed the Heartland Institute's funders and strategies for attacking climate science, and led to a mass exodus of Heartland's corporate funders.
WHAT: UW-Madison Havens Center presents We're Not Broke, a film screening followed by a discussion on how U.S. corporations are dodging billions of dollars in income tax, and how seven fed-up Americans take their frustration to the streets, and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share.
Help CMD as we prepare for the National Conference for Media Reform (NCMR)! NCMR will be in Denver, CO on April 5-7, 2013. The conference is organized by the nonprofit media reform group Free Press, founded by John Nichols and Bob McChesney, and is dedicated to the fight for a more independent, robust and diverse media system in the United States, which is essential to our efforts to build a better democracy.
The Center for Media and Democracy invites you to join us for a terrific evening Wednesday, October 24th, at Madison's Barrymore Theatre starting at 7pm. We are screening two recently released documentaries that put the spotlight on Wisconsin.
On Friday, September 14, 2012, the Tax Section of the American Bar Association met in Boston. The Exempt Organizations Committee held a panel entitled "News from the IRS and Treasury," including Lois G. Lerner (the Director of the Exempt Organizations, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division of the Internal Revenue Service) and Ruth M. Madrigal (an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of Treasury).
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.
A coalition of groups, including the Center for Media and Democracy, People For the American Way, Common Cause, and Progress Now, have released a report that details the American Legislative Exchange Council's influence in New Jersey.