‘The United State of Alec’ at Guild Saturday
January 17, 2013
Get there early! Space is limited
3405 Central Ave., Nob Hill
State Sen. Dede Feldman (ret.)
Common Cause NM
Watch “The United States of ALEC” and join a discussion with former State Sen. Dede Feldeman, Common Cause NM, ProgressNowNM Education, AFSCME and the NEA.
This Saturday, ProgressNow New Mexico Education – along with former State Sen. Dede Feldman, Common Cause NM, AFSCME, and the NEA – will hold a free screening of “The United States of ALEC” at The Guild Cinema in Albuquerque. The short film – produced by Bill Moyers and the Schumann Media Center – is a scathing exposé about “the most influential corporate-funded political force most of American has never heard of.”
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) brings together nearly 2,000 state legislators with hundreds of corporate leaders and lobbyists from the world’s most powerful corporations to secretly draft model legislation that benefits the corporate bottom-line.
Most notably, they drafted and fed the NRA’s “Stand Your Ground” laws that led to the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida. But they are also behind recent “Right to Work For Less” laws in Wisconsin andMichigan, private prisons and voter suppression laws in New Mexico and across the country.
ALEC is alive and well in New Mexico and we’re turning up the heat on legislators and companies to get out.
Along with the screening, we’ll host a short panel discussion with former State Senator DeDe Feldman and representatives with ProgressNowNM Education, Common Cause, the NEA and AFSCME.
AND- We’ll release our special report on ALEC spending in New Mexico elections!
How much do you think ALEC has spent to buy their representatives in Santa Fe? Join us Saturday to find out! (Hint: There are a lot of zeros!)
As New Mexico’s legislative session has just begun and as the secret money and influence behind ALEC is already flowing into Santa Fe, it’s more important than ever that people learn about ALEC and the power it has over our elected officials.
Space is limited! Grab a friend and get there early!