Originally aired September 8, 2014
This seventh segment looks at how ALEC formed in the early 70s, how it extracts commitments from legislators to uphold ALEC principles and how it is dealing with challenges to its lobbying efforts. Those challenges include questions about its tax status, its loss of financially critical members in the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin and its efforts remake itself by reaching down into sub-state governments as well as reaching up into the US Constitution itself.
Full transcript here: http://smartalec.kboo.fm/?page_id=160
Some background, from 2012, from Old Mole Variety Hour host Frann Michel.
The official project page, with audio and transcripts, a database of Oregon ALEC bills, a map of ALEC affliated districts, ALEC model bills, Oregon legislation, and useful links, is here: smartalec.kboo.fm