ALEC Exposed

 

For Immediate Release:

 

For Immediate Release:

Bill Moyers “United States of ALEC” video to be presented at the Manhattan Public Library on July 15that 7:00 P.M.

Manhattan, Ks. July 1, 2015

The Moderate Party of Kansas, Women for Kansas, and the Mainstream Coalition, will sponsor a showing of Bill Moyers“The United States of ALEC” video at the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave on July 15th at 7:00 p.m.  The video exposes the corruption of the legislative process by ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council) in state legislatures throughout the country.

Twenty four (24) ALEC inspired bills were introduced in the Kansas legislature during the past several years including passage of ALEC bills in 2015 affecting teacher’s due process, KPERS Pension reform, public employee paycheck act (a union busting bill), and a corporate tax credit bill to reward families who are already financing their child’s education at private schools.

ALEC bills have been pushed through the Kansas legislature by House Speaker Ray Merrick and Senate President Susan Wagle with little discussion and input since both are members of the ALEC board of directors and collaborate closely withALEC’s organizational leaders.

During July, Merrick and Wagle will travel nearly 2,000 miles from Topeka to attend the annual ALEC meeting in San Diego and meet behind closed doors with corporate lobbyiststo approve ALEC written model bills for the 2016 legislative session without the public’s knowledge.

Leaders of the Kansas grassroots movement believe it is in the public’s best interest and an ideal time to expose the activities of ALEC while Merrick and Wagle are in California craftinglegislation favorable to corporate special interests.

Moyers video will show how ALEC takes away voter’s rights, shelters corporations from accountability, suppresses voter participation with false voter fraud propaganda, supports bills that benefit private school operators, protects polluters, promotes revenue starvation tactics to slash vital  public programs, and undermines public systems and structures.

 

Seating is limited and reservations are preferred:  Please contact Aaron Estabrook or Larry Weigel today to confirm your reservation. Or RSVP Online.

 

 

 List of Kansas ALEC members 

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  • commented 2015-07-05 12:19:23 -0500
    Kansas Moderate Party is a much needed today. The Kansas GOP and ALEC are neither Kansas or Republican, only extremist. It is pure hardcore extremism. A far bigger threat to Kansas and the nation than anything else.