Press conference from ALEC convention features Wisconsin citizen journalist and Lisa Graves of Center for Media and Democracy

Update: Here’s archived video from a press conference to “unveil the real human toll of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)’s “model bills.”” Sorry, but you will have to see an ad at the beginning before getting to the video:

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Presser description:”On Wednesday, August 3, a teacher, a small business owner, a reverend and a disenfranchised voter will speak out at a press conference to unveil the real human toll of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)’s “model bills.” ALEC is a vehicle by which corporations and politicians collaborate on blueprints for pro-corporate legislation to bring back to the states.” – from TeamsterNation and People for the American Way

Below is a listing of the folks who spoke. Nicole Schulte took the original footage you see below to expose what the DMV is doing in Wisconsin to effectively suppress access to the vote:

And here Nicole discusses the situation with Thom Hartmann:

Lisa Graves, Executive Director, Center for Media and Democracy (Moderator)
Jim Randels, a New Orleans area English teacher, discussed attacks on public education
Nicole Schulte discussed her experience with new Voter-ID laws in Wisconsin
Todd Landfried, Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform, discussed the damage caused by draconian anti-immigrant measures
Rev. Dr. Willie Gable Sr. discussed the injustice of Louisiana’s new bill against health-care reform

Center for Media and Democracy recently unveiled a comprehensive site on ALEC called “ALEC Exposed” Below Executive Director of CMD Lisa Graves speaks on Democracy Now.

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4 thoughts on “Press conference from ALEC convention features Wisconsin citizen journalist and Lisa Graves of Center for Media and Democracy

  1. I was petrified, and I’m sure it showed. I’ve avoided public speaking my entire life, so today was hard for me. But I struggled through it okay. The other presenters were old pros, and they did a great job of exposing ALEC.

    • Sure you were a bit less practiced than the pros there but this lends authenticity, too. And of course it’s inspiring for us to see “one of our own” on the internet version of the TV. 🙂 I noticed when you said ALEC was immoral there was a positive chat online on that – – there is legal and then there is moral. Being responsive to real people will bring gov’t back to the humane morals it should be imbued with. Instead, ALEC represents corporate-persons. Good on you for being there!

    • Yeah. Issues over there. I was able to get audio only. They say that an archived full video version will be available to us. I’ll be on the lookout and will share post etc.

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