6B2-Resolution_in_Su..

advertisement
See Center for Media and Democracy' quick summary at bottom
Exposed
ALEC EXPOSED
!
By the Center for
Media and Democracy
www.prwatch.org
D I D YOU KNOW? Corporations VOTED to adopt this. Through ALEC, global companies
!"#$%&
!'(
!"#$% " !!"#"&' " !(")* " !+"$%,-!*. " !."%'-.'
“ALEC” has long been a
work as “equals” in “unison” with politicians to write laws to govern your life. Big
#$%&'
()($)*+
),)-'+!.!())'/-0+
(%1)2!2)0/+2#'/%'#+3!4%*5)+
#2)5!/-/'/#'/,)+
6&$2/5#'/%-+
secretive collaboration
Business has “a VOICE and a VOTE,” according to newly exposed documents. DO YOU?
-)7+
between Big Business and
“conservative” politicians.
H8G:
!(89:;!2:<=>;[email protected]=8A
!/[email protected]:[email protected]=8A?;!*:;[email protected]=8A>
Behind
closed doors, they
(89:;!2:<=>;[email protected]=8A
Did you know
C637124/7;,/;,E2??794,7H,*I?<;3/7;,7H,B796/@;,)<9J643,H79,-869/5<K3
ghostwrite “model” bills to
that
Reynolds
./0/1,+234/56
E8<11,L23/;63363
be introduced in state
American-- one
!"##$%&
capitols across the country.
.7886956:,$;329<;56:
of the biggest
This agenda--underwritten
'C=>!B:>8;[email protected]=8A!:A98B>:>!:[email protected]>[email protected]:!&[email protected]:[email protected][email protected]:>[email protected][email protected]!?B:!9:>=<A:[email protected]!:AC?AK:!?A9
<;=,*57;78/5
by global corporations-tobacco
9:L:;8M!J8B:=<A!G?BN:@>!J8B!<889>!?A9!>:BL=K:>[email protected]<C!:AIG:[email protected]:9!MB8<B?G>P
>60617?86;4
includes major tax
companies in
loopholes
for big industries
'()*+,-*.(+"/0(1
*=25<4/7;
the world-- was
and the super rich,
proposals
to
offshore
U.S.
M(*C*-EO!>G?;;!QI>=A:>>:>!?B:[email protected]:[email protected]=8A!JB8G!RC=KC!#G:B=K?!QI=;9>[email protected]>!:K8A8G=K the corporate
*;[email protected]:,*;0/97;86;4:
co-chair in
>@B:A<@CS!?A9
jobs
and gut minimum
<;=,[email protected]/5214296
wage, and efforts to
2011?
M(*C*[email protected]:B:!?B:!8L:B!T!G=;;=8A!>G?;;!QI>=A:>>:>[email protected]:!&[email protected]:[email protected][email protected]:>O!?A9!#G:B=K?U>
B6=69<1,C61<4/7;3
weaken
public health,
>G?;;!QI>=A:>>:>!:GM;8F!8L:B!VW!M:BK:[email protected]!8J!?;;!#G:B=K?A!R8BN:B>S!?A9
safety, and environmental
(6<14D,<;=,(28<;
protections.
Although many
M(*C*[email protected]=>!Q89F!:A98B>:>!G:?>IB:>!9:>=<A:[email protected]!:?>:!=AKB:?>:[email protected]:!>IKK:>>!8J!>G?;;
of E690/563
these bills have become
QI>=A:>>:>O!QF!:?>=A<[email protected]:!B:<I;[email protected]!QIB9:[email protected]:!>G?;;!QI>=A:>>[email protected][email protected]<C
law, until now, their origin
>IKC!;:<=>;[email protected]=L:[email protected][email protected]=L:>!?>[email protected]:!G89:;!>@[email protected]:!*:<I;[email protected]!4;:D=Q=;[email protected]!#[email protected]!?A9
$;469;<4/7;<1,C61<4/7;3
has
been largely unknown.
With ALEC EXPOSED, the
M(*C*[email protected]:;F!XYYOYYY!#G:B=K?A!>G?;;!QI>=A:>>:>!:[email protected][email protected]:=B!<889>!8B
F2G1/5,E<H64A,<;=
Center
for Media and
>:BL=K:>!J8B!K8A>[email protected][email protected]>=9:[email protected]:!Q8B9:B>[email protected]:!&[email protected]:[email protected][email protected]:>S!?A9
*1654/7;3
Democracy hopes more
M(*C*-EO!R8BN:B>!=A!:[email protected]:;[email protected]:9!Z8Q>!B:K:=L:!R?<:>![\[email protected]![V!M:BK:[email protected]!C=<C:[email protected]?A
Americans
will study the
'<I,<;=,B/35<1,F71/5A
@C:[email protected]=8A?;!?L:B?<:!?A9!:[email protected]>!8J!<889>!?A9!>:BL=K:>[email protected]:!&[email protected]:[email protected][email protected]:>!>[email protected]
bills to understand the
A:?B;F![X!G=;;=8A!98G:>@=K!Z8Q>S!?A9
depth
and breadth of how
'61657882;/5<4/7;3
big<;=,$;H798<4/7;
corporations are
M(*C*-EO!8A:!8J!:L:BF!J=L:!98G:>@[email protected]=A<!Z8Q>!=>!K;8>:;[email protected]=:[email protected]!:[email protected][email protected]=8AO
'65D;[email protected]
changing
the legal rules
?A9!XW!M:BK:[email protected]!8J!#G:B=K?A!?<B=KI;@IB?;[email protected]>!?B:!>8;[email protected]!J8B:=<A!G?BN:@>S!?A9
and undermining democracy
across the nation.
M(*C*[email protected]:!&[email protected]:[email protected][email protected]:>!<8L:BAG:[email protected]!C?>!AIG:B8I>!:[email protected][email protected]=8A!?A9!J=A?AK:
[email protected][email protected]=>!6?<:
':[email protected]%A;F!6?<:
ALEC’s’Corporate
Board
)G?=;[email protected]=>!6?<:
--in recent past or present
• AT&T Services, Inc.
• centerpoint360
• UPS
• Bayer Corporation
• GlaxoSmithKline
• Energy Future Holdings
• Johnson & Johnson
• Coca-Cola Company
• PhRMA
• Kraft Foods, Inc.
• Coca-Cola Co.
• Pfizer Inc.
• Reed Elsevier, Inc.
• DIAGEO
• Peabody Energy
• Intuit, Inc.
• Koch Industries, Inc.
• ExxonMobil
• Verizon
• Reynolds American Inc.
• Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
• Salt River Project
• Altria Client Services, Inc.
• American Bail Coalition
• State Farm Insurance
For more on these corporations,
search at www.SourceWatch.org.
MB8<B?G>!9:>=<A:[email protected]!Q:A:[email protected]!;8K?;!QI>=A:>>:>O!>IKC!?>[email protected]>:!8JJ:B:[email protected]:!&P+P
1:[email protected]:[email protected]!8J!58GG:BK:U>!58GG:BK=?;!+:BL=K:[email protected]:!&P+P!)[email protected]/[email protected][email protected]:!&P+P
+G?;;!$I>=A:>>!#9G=A=>@[email protected][email protected]:!&P+P!1:[email protected]:[email protected]!8J!#<B=KI;@IB:U>!48B:=<A
#<B=KI;@IB?;!+:BL=K:S!?A9
M(*C*[email protected]:>:!MB8<B?G>[email protected]!9:L:;8M!J8B:=<A!G?BN:@>!J8B!<889>!?A9!>:BL=K:>!?A9
MB8L=9:!J=A?AK=A<!J8B!:[email protected]!>?;:>[email protected]!;[email protected]@;:!8B!A8!B=>[email protected][email protected]:!98G:>@=K!QI>=A:>>!:[email protected][email protected]
L*,$',C*E"!N*>[email protected][email protected]!?>!:K8A8G=K!<[email protected]!?A9!Z8Q!>:[email protected]!K?A!Q:[email protected]<[email protected]:
9:L:;8MG:[email protected]!8J!A:R!G?BN:@>!8L:B>:?>[email protected]:!;:<=>;[email protected]:[email protected]:!>@[email protected]:!8J!]=A>:[email protected]!>@[email protected]:^
:A98B>:>[email protected]:!:[email protected]>[email protected]:!&[email protected]:[email protected][email protected]:>!<8L:BAG:[email protected][email protected]!>[email protected][email protected]:!:[email protected]!8J!<889>!?A9
>:BL=K:>[email protected]:!>G?;;!QI>=A:>>:>!8J!8IB!>@[email protected]:S!?A9
L*,$',B&C'(*C,C*E"!N*>[email protected][email protected][email protected]=>!*:>8;[email protected]=8A!>C?;;!Q:[email protected]?A>[email protected]@:[email protected][email protected]:
6B:>=9:[email protected][email protected]:!&[email protected]:[email protected][email protected]:>[email protected]:!6B:>=9:[email protected][email protected]:!&[email protected]:[email protected][email protected]:>!+:[email protected]:[email protected]:!+M:?N:B!8J
@C:!&[email protected]:[email protected][email protected]:>!H8I>:!8J!*:MB:>:[email protected][email protected]=L:>[email protected]!:?KC!(:GQ:B!8J!]=A>:[email protected]!>@[email protected]:^U>
58A<B:>>=8A?;!1:;:<[email protected]=8AP
!"#$%&"'()'!*+,-.'/01"&'2'/013.$#0%1%4#3'/1.5'6#07&'1%'%8&'!3391:';&&%43<'=9:)'>[email protected]
A??BC'!$$0#D&"'()'E9::'!*+,'F#10"'#E'G40&7%#0.'!9<9.%@'A??BC
!
!
#[email protected] ! (:GQ:B> ! 28<=A ! 28<[email protected] ! )L:[email protected]>!.!(::@=A<>
(89:;!2:<=>;[email protected]=8A ! '?>N!48BK:> ! #2)5!/[email protected][email protected]=L:> ! 6IQ;[email protected]=8A> ! H8G:
_8=A!#2)5 ! [email protected][email protected] ! -:R>
About Us and ALEC EXPOSED. The Center for Media and Democracy reports on corporate spin and government
propaganda.! We are located in Madison, Wisconsin, and publish www.PRWatch.org, www.SourceWatch.org,
and now www.ALECexposed.org. For more information contact: [email protected] or 608-260-9713.
Center for Media and Democracy's quick
summary
From its 1998 resolution in support of "Fast Track" Trade Promotion Authority-- which was used to push a
permanent normal trading relationship with China through Congress in 2000 with little discussion or debate-to more recent resolutions in support of the proposed Colombia, Panama and Korea Free Trade
Agreements, ALEC has consistently urged its members to support a radical "free trade" agenda. This free
trade agenda has cost America millions of jobs as factories closed and moved overseas in search of
cheaper labor. Since 2001, an estimated 2.4 million American jobs have been lost to China alone. Now a
diverse array of service sector jobs, from accounting and tax preparation to health care and credit card
servicing, are being off-shored under these agreements. Such free trade agreements also allow public
health, consumer, environmental and worker safety rules to be challenged as "barriers to trade" in trade
tribunals that operate outside the constraints of U.S. law.
ALEC has also been a major promoter of the U.S. tobacco industry, which seeks to hook new generations of
smokers on their products around the world. Reynolds Tobacco is the corporate co-chair of the International
Relations Task Force of ALEC. ALEC has a trade resolution specifically targeting the European Union ban
on Snus, a moist tobacco product often marketed to the young with fruit flavors. Reynolds produces Camel
Snus in four flavors and is not happy that this dangerous product is banned in most of Europe. Note that
ALEC maintains a list of "International Delegates," which are elected government officials around the world.
Download