Tag Archives: ALEC

Drive to ban mandated paid sick days is an attack on democracy

Drive to ban mandated paid sick days is an attack on democracy
Despite the clear public benefit of paid sick days, a new, troubling backlash is occurring at the state level, urged on by lobbying groups such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which promotes conservative legislation at the state level, and the National Restaurant Association. These organizations are pushing legislatures and governors to enact pre-emption (or kill-shot) laws to bar cities and counties from passing paid ... Read more

ALEC Exposed: Warming Up to Climate Change

By Jill Richardson Center for Media and Democracy, July 27, 2011 As the U.S. suffers through catastrophic tornadoes, heat waves, and other climate extremes – no doubt just a small taste of what the climate crisis will bring in the future – polluting industries and the politicians that serve them want to convince you that excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is actually a good thing. Last December, almost like clockwork, ... Read more