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March 2017

Documentary film: The United States of ALEC

When: Friday, March 10 2017 @ 07:00 PM - - 09:00PM
Where: San Josť Peace and Justice Center
48 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Description: "The United States of ALEC" explores corporate influence in politics

"The United States of ALEC" is a special report by legendary journalist Bill Moyers on how the secretive American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has helped corporate America propose and even draft legislation for states across the country.

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 to increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge.

Using interviews, documents, and field reporting, the episode explores ALEC's self-serving machine at work, acting in a way one Wisconsin politician describes as "a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests."

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Craig Dunkerley, coordinator of the California Clean Money Campaign.

Cosponsored by the San Josť Peace and Justice Center, the Green Party of Santa Clara County, and Push for Progress

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