Evil Group Spawns Evil Laws: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) ALEC Crow Laws
Thanks to greedy secretive U.S. moguls – and their lap-dog lawmakers – hundreds of evil ALEC Crow Laws created under the name of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
The Republican goals of ALEC Crow Laws is to decrease the Democrat vote – and give elite corporate America a leash to use on employees while getting obscenely rich.
The above political cartoon was created by artist DonkeyHotey using many sources (scroll down to read more about this talented graphic artist and political cartoonist (whose named we have been unable to confirm).
The stump is from a “Jim Crow” illustration available via the Library of Congress. The source for the Crow is a Creative Commons licensed photo of a Raven from the Grand Canyon NPS Flickr Photostream.
Cash Crow: Money Talks
ALEC has more than 2,000 legislative members in the 50 states – ready and willing to follow conservative orders – and boast “alumni” of more than 85 members of congress and 14 sitting or former governors.
On the payroll literally and mentally are: 73 Republican lawmakers and 7 Democrats
“According to SourceWatch, ALE, ALEC has received funding from Koch Industries, Big Oil, Big Pharma, the Scaife family Allegheny Foundation, the Coors family Castle Rock Foundation, and more,” accurately states the flickr page of DonkeyHotey.
SourceWatch website info about the money trail:
Scroll down to read about the federal ($enate, Congre$$)and $tate lawmaker$ who are involved with ALEC Laws
Georgia lawmakers and elected officials from other states with ALEC Crow ties – and stuffing their pockets:
ALEC laws make voting tougher for the low-income, take away worker’s rights including protest – and gut environment laws through corporate deregulation.
These tactics have long been employed by some southern corporate bullies and their industries – but now corporate America is targeting the poor, minorities, women and Mother Nature.
ALEC sends its legislative template to all conservative lawmakers who fill in the blanks – to spread the ALEC Crow Laws virus.
ALEC legislation is making the entire country the New South:
Progressive Democrats of America PowerPoint:
“The Southernization of America”
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) – the original architects of evil ALEC Crow Laws:
America’s mega-wealthy – who are not satisfied with just controlling and running the lives of millions of low-income U.S. residents – now they’re passing laws to micro-manage and destroy their fellow citizens.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC):
ALEC Crow Laws are spawned by the American Legislative Exchange Council:
ALEC Crow Laws Exposed official website:
ALEC Exposed union.org blog:
ALEC Laws Exposed Twitter Search:
Link hashtags #ALECexposed #ALECwatch #ProgressiveDemocratsofAmerica
SourceWatch website info about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its ALEC Crow Laws
Wikipedia page about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its ALEC Crow Laws
The Nation exposes the evil of ALEC Crow Laws
Shut Down The (ALEC) Corporations website:
The Democratic Underground info and discussion about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), corrupt lawmakers and ALEC Crow Laws
ALEC Wisconsin heritage: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its ALEC Crow Laws have friends that they lap up in the Dairy State
ALEC tentacles reach into Canada
- ALEC payroll:
- 2,000 legislative members (all 50 states)
- 85 members of the U.S. Congress
- 14 sitting or former governors who are “alumni”
- 300 corporate, foundation, and other private-sector members
- 73 Republican lawmakers and 7 Democrats do their bidding in the states
1973 ALEC Co-founders:
- Henry Hyde – Republican politico, Illinois State Representative and later United States Congressman serving in the House of Representatives (1975 till death in 2007)
- Paul Weyrich, Heritage Foundation co-founder, Republican American commentator and conservative political activist
Other longtime producers of ALEC Crow Laws:
- Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson
- Michigan Gov. John Engler
- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad
- Ohio Gov. John Kasich
Republican U.S. Senators:
- James Buckley of New York
- Jesse Helms of North Carolina
- Bob Kasten of Wisconsin, who was handy as both a G.O.P. U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senator
Republican U.S. Congressmen:
Help support the “Progressive Southern Strategy” developed by the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) members and PDA Southern Regional Organizer Rev. Terence A. Dicks of Augusta, Georgia
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA):
Progressive Activist site of the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA):
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While in historic and beautiful Winslow, Arizona – the PDA Team stayed at the gorgeous La Posada Hotel and Gardens
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La Posada Hotel and Gardens
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AFL-CIO ON Evil Georgia Senate Bill 469:
Scroll down to much more info about AFL-CIO
Info on Georgia Senate Bill 469:
Republican Georgia Senators (and other members of the GA General Assembly) crafted anti-union legislation – Senate Bill 469
Union Picketing outlawed: “Protesters could face fines and felony charges if they demonstrate outside businesses that have won court rulings” to stop the protests
Georgia Law Would Outlaw Picketing Homes of Corporate Executives” by Noel Brinkerhoff and David Wallechinsky, AllGov
“SB 469 Would Make Civil Disobedience a Felony in Georgia” by Gloria Tatum, Atlanta Progressive News
“Anti-Union Bill Would Ban Protesting At Ceos’ Homes, Slap Picketers With $1,000 Fine” by Thomas Wheatley, Creative Loafing
Protest ALEC at their Spring Summit on May 11-12, 2012 in Charlotte (Protests and teach-ins)
Dis Gust videos/classes/trip to ALEC Summit plus examining ERIC Crow Laws across the county:
Please make plans now to join us.
Hear how the Koch’s lied to American authorities, telling them differently about their ownership involvement than they told the Canadian Government.
Occupy Salt Lake City and others are planning to protest the ALEC annual meeting in July 25-28, 2012 in Salt Lake City
“Private Prison Industry Helped Create Anti-Immigrant Law in Arizona” by Noel Brinkerhoff and David Wallechinsky, AllGov
“Smart ALEC Models This Year’s Fashionable Conservatism for Lawmakers” by Noel Brinkerhoff and Ken Broder, AllGov
Beware powerful lobbyist behind many ALEC Crow Laws Shook, Hardy & Bacon – who help create modern day versions of Jim Crow Laws:
“Behind the scenes at ALEC, the nuts and bolts of lobbying and crafting legislation is done by large corporate defense firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon,” says the American Association for Justice in its report about ALEC.
The report adds that the firm has “strong ties to the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries”
“Little-Known Lobbying Group – Shook, Hardy & Bacon – Created 115 State Laws for Industry in 2009” by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov
Alec Crow and Jim Crow together pick the bones of the people clean:
Lawmakers pander to racist, chauvinist, union bashing, anti-human rights, elitist corporate FatCats:
ALEC Crow Laws – are the new Jim Crow Laws
How ALEC legislation is making the entire country the New South:
ALEC legislation and ALEC (Jim) Crow
ALEC Exposed Rigging Elections by The Nation
From ALEC’s Secret Board Rooms to the Missouri Capitol
Center for Media and Democracy released 800 ALEC crafted bills:
ALEC Legislation is from the “corporate playbook and drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council” whose members includes “both state lawmakers and corporate executives who gather behind closed doors to discuss and vote on draft legislation.”
ALEC crafts “bills to attack worker rights, to roll back environmental regulations, privatize education, deregulate major industries, and pass voter ID laws.”
Thanks to ALEC, at least a dozen states have recently adopted a nearly identical resolution asking Congress to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop regulating carbon emissions.
Democracy Now interview with Lisa Graves, executive director of the Center for Media Democracy
ALEC Crow and Jim Crow make good bedfellows:
The Jim Crow laws were state and local segregation laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965 in the old Confederacy to separate blacks and whites – including segregated public schools, public places, and public transportation, and the segregation of restrooms, restaurants, and drinking fountains for whites and blacks.
The origin of the phrase “Jim Crow” has often been attributed to “Jump Jim Crow“, a song-and-dance caricature of blacks performed by white actor Thomas D. Rice in blackface, which first surfaced in 1832 and was used to satirize Andrew Jackson‘s populist policies.
“Jim Crow” became a pejorative expression meaning “Negro” by 1838.
Racial segregation laws (aka Jim Crow laws) – directed against blacks – were enacted at the end of the 19th century.
Two great political cartoons by DonkeyHotey
DonkeyHotey? – You know:
The Original Progressive – Don Quixote – a noble man chasing Windmills created by Miguel de Cervantes in Broadway hit “Man of La Mancha” and gave us “tilting at windmills“ – “haves and have-nots“
Photoshop caricatures and cartoons by DonkeyHotey – use under Creative Commons license
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DonkeyHotey blog – Manipulating media with progressive intensity
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Georgia Chapters/Chairs:
Coastal Georgia Chapter
Georgia Mountains Chapter
Macon/Middle Georgia Progressive Democrats of America
Metro Atlanta PDA of Fulton County
Progressive Democrats of Augusta CD 10 and 12
Progressive Democrats of CSRA (Tri-Counties)
Progressive Democrats of Gwinnett County
Progressive Democrats of Savannah
Rev. Terence A. Dicks of Augusta, Stephanie Woods-Miller of Macon, Tom Mullen of Brunswick, Erica Pines of Atlanta, Michelle A. Thorns of Norcross, David Robinson of Jasper and Rev. Dr. Diane B. Evans of Avera, All of whom are members of the Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG) state committee; and Miguel Camacho of Savannah who is a state party office holder (DPG Vice Chair for Candidate Recruitment)
Rev. Terence A. Dicks, Augusta
Stephanie Woods-Miller, Macon
Tom Mullen, Brunswick
Erica Pines, Atlanta
Michelle A. Thorns, Norcross
David Robinson, Jasper
Rev. Dr. Diane B. Evans, Avera
Miguel Camacho, Savannah
PDA Augusta, PDA Southern Regional Organizer and PDA State of Georgia Coordinator of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) are based in Augusta, Georgia:
Rev. Terence A. Dicks, Chapter Leader for PDA Augusta, the PDA Southern Regional Organizer and the PDA State of Georgia Coordinator
Rev. Terence A. Dicks is a member of the Democratic Party of Georgia state committee representing the GA Congressional Districts 10 and 12 and the Richmond County Democratic Party in Augusta, GA.
Richmond County Democratic Party in Augusta, GA
email Rev. Terence A. Dicks:
Rev. Terence A. Dicks on Linkedin
Rev. Terence A. Dicks on Facebook
Twitter Terence Dicks “Claiming A Street Named King” Project:
Details – Terence Dicks page on PDA Community:
WordPress – Claiming A Street Named King: Revitalizing Streets Named For Civil Rights Leaders
Blogger aka Blogspot
Claiming A Street Named King: Respecting the Dream
YouTube channel for the “Claiming A Street Named King” project
Terence Dicks photos on Flickr
Terence Dicks profile on Google
Terence Dicks profile on Yahoo
Terence Dicks Daily Kos Blog
Terence Dicks posts/zines on Zimbio
Macon Middle Georgia Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is based in Macon, Georgia:
Stephanie Woods-Miller, Chapter Leader Middle Georgia PDA
Stephanie Woods-Miller is a member of the Georgia Democratic Party state committee representing GA Congressional District 8 and the Bibb County Democratic Party in Macon, GA
Bibb County Democratic Party:
Details: Stephanie Woods-Miller PDA Chapter Leader:
Stephanie Woods-Miller LinkedIn page:
Stephanie Woods-Miller Wikipedia page:
President of the Macon Chapter of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and legal counsel to the National Federation of Democratic Women:
Georgia Democrats Congressional District 8 Chair:
Attorney and PDA Chapter Leader Stephanie Woods-Miller opens Macon law office:
PDA Chapter Leader Stephanie Woods-Miller Blogspot/Blogger profile:
Coastal Georgia Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is based in Brunswick, Georgia:
Tom Mullen, Chapter Leader Coastal Georgia PDA
Tom Mullen is a member of the Democratic Party of Georgia state committee representing GA Congressional District 1 and the Glynn County Democratic Party in Brunswick, GA
Glynn County Democratic Party:
Details about Tom Mullen, Chapter Leader Coastal Georgia PDA:
Tom Mullen in on the executive board (Dist. 3) of the Glynn County Democratic Party:
Metro Atlanta/Fulton County Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is based in Atlanta, Georgia:
Erica Pines, Chapter Leader Metro Atlanta/Fulton County PDA
Erica Pines is a member of the Democratic Party of Georgia state committee representing GA Congressional District 5 and the Fulton County Democratic Party in Atlanta, GA.
Fulton County Democratic Party
email Erica Pines:
Details about Erica Pines, Chapter Leader Metro Atlanta/Fulton County PDA:
Erica Pines on Facebook:
Erica Pines on Twitter:
Eric Pines Website:
Pines is the Chair of the Metro Atlanta Progressive Democrats (Metro Atlanta/Fulton County Progressive Democrats of America (PDA):
“Progressive Democrats of America was founded in 2004 to transform the Democratic Party and our country,” Erica Pines said.
“We seek to build a party and government controlled by citizens, not corporate elites-with policies that serve the broad public interest, not just private interests,” Pines said.
Erica Pines is a member of the Democratic Party of Georgia state committee representing Fulton County (GA Congressional District 5) and the Fulton County Democratic Party):
Erica Pines is Vice Chair of the Latino Caucus for the Democratic Party of Georgia:
“The Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia seeks to raise political and civic consciousness by electing Latinos to all levels of government.”
email the Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG) Latino Caucus:
Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG) Latino Caucus on Twitter:
Facebook Page of the Latino Caucus for the Democratic Party of Georgia:
Info on Facebook about Latino Caucus for the Democratic Party of Georgia:
DPG Latino Caucus Facebook photos:
She is a graduate of Democracy for America Grassroots Campaign Academy and The White House Project Go Run training
Erica Pines is a member of the City of Atlanta’s Zoning Review Board:
Younger Women’s Task Force Atlanta Metro Chapter: Many Voices. One Force.
The Official Blog of the Younger Women’s Task Force Atlanta Metro Chapter
Meetup about Atlanta Amnesty International Chapter:
The Atlanta Amnesty International Chapter
Gwinnett County Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is based in Norcross, Georgia:
Michelle A. Thorns, Chapter Leader Gwinnett County PDA
Michelle A. Thorns is a member of the Democratic Party of Georgia state committee representing GA Congressional District 4 and the Gwinnett County Democratic Party in Norcross, GA
Gwinnett County Democratic Party:
email Michelle Thorns:
Details about Michelle A. Thorns, Chapter Leader Gwinnett County PDA:
Snellville Patch blog and the Gwinnett County Democratic Party:
Michelle Thorns and the Norcross Patch blog:
Michelle Thorn has “run, walked or limped through 13 Peachtree Road Races.”
Michelle Thorns on Google:
Georgia Mountains Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is based in Jasper, Georgia:
David Robinson, Chapter Leader Georgia Mountains Chapter of PDA
David Robinson is a member of the Democratic Party of Georgia state committee representing GA Congressional District 9 and the Pickens County Democratic Party in Jasper, GA
Pickens County Democratic Party (meets 3rd Tues. 7 p.m.):
email David Robinson:
Details about David Robinson, Chapter Leader Georgia Mountains Chapter of PDA:
Dawson County Democratic Party:
PDA Savannah Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is based in Savannah, Georgia:
Miguel Camacho, Chapter Leader PDA Savannah
Chatham County Democratic Party:
email Miguel Camacho:
Miguel Camacho, Democratic Party of Georgia, Vice Chair for Candidate Recruitment:
Miguel Camacho was appointed and served in Feb. 2008 as an At-Large Delegate-Alternate for the Obama campaign and was elected to the DPG’s State Committee.
The Green Papers: 2008 Georgia Democrat Presidential Nominating Process:
Miguel Camacho on Facebook
Progressive Democrats of CSRA (Tri-Counties) Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is based in Avera, Georgia:
Rev. Dr. Diane B. Evans, Chapter Leader Progressive Democrats of CSRA (Tri-Counties)
Rev. Dr. Diane B. Evans is a member of the Democratic Party of Georgia state committee representing GA Congressional District 12 and the Jefferson County Democratic Party in Avera, Georgia
email Dr. Diane Evans:
Details of Rev. Dr. Diane B. Evans, Chapter Leader Progressive Democrats of CSRA (Tri-Counties)
Rev. Dr. Diane B. Evans is Pastor of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Sylvania, GA
Rev. Dr. Diane B. Evans on Facebook:
Diane Evans on (2 sites) Twitter:
Pastor, Retired Educator/Administrator, Certified Nutrition Consultant, Political & Social Activist – Lover of God!
Political & Social Activist, Pastor, Certified Nutrition Consultant
The Rev. Dr. Diane Evans of Avera, Georgia ran as a write-in candidate for Georgia State Senate District 23 in November 2010 against Waynesboro Mayor Jesse Stone – for the seat being vacated by J.B. Powell (D-Blythe) who instead ran for State Agriculture Commissioner.
Evans is a 27-year resident of Jefferson County, the Pastor at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Sylvania and CEO of C & E Water Testing in Louisville.
Rev. Dr. Diane B. Evans is Chaplain of the Jefferson County Democratic Party
Diane Evans is Treasurer of the Georgia Association of Democratic County Chairs (GADCC)
“Sylvania to honor Dr. King’s life” Story by Enoch Autry – Published on Thurs., Jan. 13, 2011 on Sylvania Telephone website:
Democratic Party National:
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Democratic Party International:
Democratic Party of Georgia:
Democratic Party of Georgia state committee:
Contact info about Georgia Democrats:
Democratic Party of Georgia
678-278-2012 ext. 304 (office)
Organizations affiliated with the Democratic Party of Georgia:
Democratic Youth Strategy Council
Democratic Party of Georgia (Mike Berlon, chair):
Officers of the Democratic Party of Georgia:
Chair: Former Gwinnett County Democratic Party chairman Mike Berlon
First Vice-Chair: Nikema Williams
Congressional District/County Liaison Vice Chair: R.J. Hadley
Constituency Group Vice Chair: State Representative Pedro “Pete” Marin
Candidate Recruitment Vice Chair: Miguel Camacho
Secretary: Laverne Gaskins
Treasurer: Russell Edwards
Representing Georgia on the Democratic National Committee:
Chairman Mike Berlon
First Vice Chair Nikema Williams
State Senator Lester Jackson
State AFL-CIO President Richard Ray
Former state Democratic Party Chairman David Worley
Richmond County Democratic Party:
Bylaws of the Richmond County Democratic Committee adopted in July 2004:
The Richmond County Democratic Party of Georgia represents the people of Augusta, the state’s second largest city with 90,000 registered voters in the 10th and 12th Congressional districts and the “first Satellite Office of the Democratic Party of Georgia.”
Augusta-Richmond County Democratic Party Headquarters
1101 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Officers of the Richmond County Democratic Party:
Chairman Lowell M. Greenbaum, Ph.D.
1st Vice Chairman L.C. Myles Jr.
2nd Vice President Mtesa Cottemond Wright
3rd Vice President Jean Embry
Treasurer Elizabeth A. Johnson
Assistant Treasurer Hilda Phinizy
Secretary Joey Traina
Assistant Secretary Judith Krause
Parliamentarian Robert Ingham
Chaplain Rev. Sid Gates
Sergeant At Arms Alvin Forrest
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AFL-CIO ON Evil Georgia Senate Bill 469:
AFL-CIO Georgia webpages:
The Georgia AFL-CIO is the state federation of labor representing over 80,000 members of more than 220 unions throughout Georgia.
The mission of the Georgia AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families – to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation
AFL-CIO National Homepage:
AFL-CIO on Facebook
AFL-CIO on Twitter
The AFL-CIO, America’s Union Movement.
Read AFL-CIO blog for daily updates on news important to working families
AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka on Twitter:
Representing more than 12M workers promoting workplace rights, a voice on the job and economic fairness for all working people
AFL-CIO on youtube
AFL-CIO photos on flickr
AFL-CIO RSS feed link:
Working America homepage:
State of Georgia Federation:
Georgia State AFL-CIO
501 Pulliam St., S.W.
Albany/Southwest Georgia Labor Council, AFL-CIO
500 Cordele Road
UA Local 72 Union Hall
1900 Clark Ave.
Atlanta-North Georgia Labor Council, AFL-CIO
501 Pulliam St., S.W.
501 Pulliam St., S.W.
Augusta Federation of Trades, AFL-CIO
1250 Reynolds St.
1250 Reynolds St.
Central Georgia Federation of Trades and Labor Council
501 Pulliam St.
IBEW Union Hall
1046 Patterson St.
Savannah Regional Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
P.O. Box 22654
508 Union Hall
1526 Dean Foret Road
South Georgia Labor Council, AFL-CIO
P.O. Box 1447
CWA Union Hall
111 Howard St.
Southeast Georgia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
P.O. Box 5772
St. Marys, GA
TWU Local 526
107 Industrial Drive
Saint Marys, GA
U.S. Labor Against the War:
List of Affiliate unions, more:
1718 M Street N.W. #153
U.S. Labor Against the War is a national organization of affiliated unions, labor councils, regional labor bodies, allied constituency group organizations, worker centers, ad hoc labor antiwar committees and other labor groups.
It was founded in January of 2003 to organize in the labor movement to prevent the war launched by President Bush in March of 2003.
U.S. Labor Against the War is a partner organization of the Institute for Policy Studies.
USLAW was founded at a Chicago conference in January of 2003 by between 125 and 200 delegates from unions, labor councils, regional and state labor bodies, allied constituency groups, labor antiwar committees, worker centers and other labor organizations.
War on Women: State Marches April 28, 2012, Sept. 16, 2012
This is the blog for the march:
Forum for Organizing:
This is the GROUP for organizing in the states, especially if you are unable to go to DC and want to march on your own capitols:
This explains how it all got started and why there is both a page and a group:
This is the link for the additional STATE groups:
Democratic Underground topic and threads:
The Tea Party movement co-opts the Gadsden flag on ThinkProgressive.org