Brought to you by legendary journalist Bill Moyers, "The United States of ALEC" is a new documentary about an influential corporate funded political force most of us have never heard of: ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. Using interviews, documents and field reports, The United States of ALEC explores the role of this national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations in proposing and passing controversial legislation including voter suppression bills, "stand your ground" gun laws, and right to work legislation. What is ALEC and who is behind it? Should corporations have a voice and a vote?
Join us for a public screening of The United States of ALEC followed by a conversation with LISA GRAVES, the Executive Director of Center for Media and Democracy and a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and award-winning journalist LAURA WASHINGTON.
This event is presented by The Public Square, In These Times, and The Columbia College Television Department.
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