"United States of ALEC" FREE Film Screening and Panel

Chicago, United States

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Join us for a FREE screening of "The United States of ALEC" a documentary narrated by Bill Moyers that examines how corporations and state legislators are colluding to write laws and remake America.

Afterwards local and national labor, civil rights, and good government groups will have a panel discussion about the film and ALEC's role in pushing corporate priorities in state houses.

The event is FREE but space is limited so please RSVP!

The “United States of ALEC” is a documentary, narrated by Bill Moyers, that lifts the veil of secrecy over those bills and exposes the most influential political force most of us have never heard of – ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself as a “nonpartisan public-private partnership”. But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed at increasing corporate profits, often at public expense and without public knowledge. 

Using interviews, documents, and field reports, the film explores ALEC’s self-serving machine at work, detailing what one Wisconsin politician describes as “a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests.”