Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Yahoo, Google Cut Ties with Right-Wing ALEC

HeadlineSep 26, 2014

Yahoo and Google have become the latest companies to sever ties with the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, amidst a nationwide campaign against the secretive group. ALEC joins corporate lobbyists with state lawmakers to craft model bills introduced in legislatures nationwide. This week in an interview with NPR, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said funding ALEC had been a “mistake” and accused them of “making the world a much worse place” by lying about climate change.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation