Bill Moyers Capsulizes ALEC Tomorrow

Of course, ALEC stands for “American Legislative Exchange Council”, and has been in a bit of hot water since years worth of it’s documents were exposed in 2011.

After several months of research, PBS’s “Moyers & Company” program briefly breaks away from it’s standard format of inviting interesting people who are not usually seen on American media to sit down and discuss issues with Moyers. Instead, the show offers a 30 minute documentary about the secretive organization which has been introducing corporate friendly legislation since 1973 without any public oversight.

Thirty minutes is nowhere near enough time to cover this story, but Moyers has produced many other documentaries which every American should see. They usually have you sitting there with your mouth open, wondering why nobody else is talking about this.

This organization is of local interest for every state in the union, but is of special interest here, due to ALEC’s very recent conference which was held in Salt Lake’s Grand America Hotel.

The show will air on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on KUED and again at 2:30 p.m. on KBYU. You can also watch the program here anytime.

Take a look!

Update: Here are videos from two of the people included in the Moyers piece plus another one from the first speaker when they were in Salt Lake:

And check this out:

This is one great lady!

  1. #1 by brewski on September 29, 2012 - 10:06 pm

    So what is the big shocker here? That companies try to influence legislation? If you want to get rid of ALEC, then you will also have to get rid of all unions. They operate in the same way. You don’t get to pick and choose which organizations you want to exist. You don’t get to makes rules getting rid of everyone you don’t like.

    By the way, you’re a racist.

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on September 29, 2012 - 10:56 pm

    But unions have absolutely no influence on any of the five branches of govenment…

    They’re not in the race.

  3. #3 by brewski on September 29, 2012 - 11:04 pm

    Tell me you are joking.

    You are a racist.

  4. #4 by Larry Bergan on September 29, 2012 - 11:08 pm

    I’m going to make YOU say it brewski:

    Who am I racist against?

  5. #5 by brewski on September 30, 2012 - 10:19 am

    For the same reason you say I am a racist.

  6. #6 by Larry Bergan on September 30, 2012 - 11:06 am

    PLEASE!

    Try again, noname.

  7. #7 by evil is evil on September 30, 2012 - 3:02 pm

    You might want to check out Council of State Governments, which is bi-partisan and looks a lot nastier than ALEC.

  8. #8 by brewski on September 30, 2012 - 5:39 pm

    Symmetry Larry.

  9. #9 by Larry Bergan on September 30, 2012 - 6:12 pm

    evil is evil:

    Weird name.

    Is that from your mothers or fathers side?

  10. #10 by Larry Bergan on October 1, 2012 - 4:04 pm

    Please check out the videos I added today.

    Thanks.

    P.S. Also spelled tomorrow correctly in the darned title. Is there an emoticon for embarrassed.

  11. #11 by Larry Bergan on October 1, 2012 - 4:07 pm

    Don’t you just love these people! Traveling around the country trying to dog ALEC wherever it goes and most likely not making a dime out of it.

    I salute you!

  12. #12 by Larry Bergan on October 8, 2012 - 9:50 pm

    Maybe nonames – unlike myself – could watch these videos and admit that people who work for us without making money are heros.

    I’m not holding my breath. :(

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