Saturday, May 16, 2015

Koch Cabal CHARTS: ALEC's Top Ten Original Corporate Donors

Who would have guessed that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation help fund this sidestep democracy organization.  Here are two charts showing who helped fund ALEC.
You can double click on each chart to see a larger view.  Also, each chart has an html link, feel free to use the charts in your reporting.
The names listed on the left are the three "founders" on top and the present executive staff.  The names on the right are donors:
And who are those 10 FORMER DONORS?  Multi-national corporations, no surprise:
ALEC - 10 Corporate Donors
But who the heck is Mondelez International Inc?  Mondelez bought Cadbury, Mondelez's CEO, Robert S Morrison, is Vice Chairman of PepsiCo, the President, Robert Eckert is a director of McDonald's corporation, and it is the parent company for the Altria Group.  Mondelez is the new International branch of Kraft Foods.
Under pressure from public exposure, some of these corporations have ended their ties to ALEC but the damage has already been done.
I will not buy their products ever.
ALEC writes laws that are not in the best interest of the majority of Americans and democracy itself.
Of particular interest to the ALEC crowd is the privatization of education.
The Walton Family has martialed its vast fortune to help destroy the US free education system.
Walmart said its membership (ALEC) does not affirm its agreement with every policy created by the group and professed a belief that “every American should exercise their right to vote,
Really WalMart Family?  Check out this chart to see how the Walton Family Foundation spends its money to fund and promote Charter Schools, vouchers, and the privatization of education: READ MORE

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