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Forum Post: Of ALEC, Walker and Wisconsin

Posted 7 years ago on June 23, 2014, 1:04 p.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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Let's never forget the racist angle either.

"Scott Walker's political success in Wisconsin is attributable to "a toxic strain of racial politics," the New Republic argues this month in a front-page article. But Walker has long backed policies that have a disproportionate impact on people of color, particularly the harsh sentencing laws he pushed as a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) that have contributed to Wisconsin's worst-in-the-country record of racial disparities in incarceration."




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[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 7 years ago

Don't forget, they now also own the record for voter fraud.


[-] -1 points by 99nproud (2697) 7 years ago
[-] -2 points by 99nproud (2697) 7 years ago

Great links. Sierra club much more activist these days,

Good to see Michigan pols fighting for people against corps.

Kochwatching is important responsibility.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 7 years ago

Where I worked for 32 years, it was hard enough to get unpaid family leave.

Once corporate lawyers get a hold of a law, written to aid workers, it gets decimated.

[-] -2 points by 99nproud (2697) 7 years ago

I never had it either. progress is always slow.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 7 years ago

It's been with us since the 90's.

At first it was almost too easy to qualify, then the corporate lawyers got a hold of it and made it damn near impossible.