June 19, 2012

Oil And Chemical Companies Team Up To Secretly Finance “Coalition For American Jobs” Campaign Ads

Corporations often seek to elect their own politicians and set policy, but are nervous about public backlash from engaging directly in politics. That’s why so many corporations hide behind layers of front groups and dummy nonprofits to run ads and other electioneering efforts. Aetna, the health insurance company, was recently exposed for secretly financing at
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March 8, 2012

Wisconsin Lawmaker Calls Out Corporate Front Group ALEC For Writing School Privatization Bill

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the most powerful corporate front group you’ve never heard of. The group, sponsored by some of America’s largest corporations, writes legislation that tends to benefit its donors and ships these template bills to state legislatures for compliant lawmakers to pass. ALEC has pushed for legislation doing everything from
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