Courage Campaign

ALEC HOLDS NATIONAL CONVENTION IN SAN DIEGO JULY 22; PROTESTS EXPECTED TO DRAW THOUSANDS

 

East County News Service

July 19, 2015 (San Diego) – The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)  will host its annual convention on Wednesday, July 22 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. The organization is funded by corporations and pushes state legislators to introduce “model” legislation that it calls “pro-business.”  Speakers include Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Mike Huckabee. The conference also will include other state and national legislators from across the nation.

But progressive organizations are mobilizing thousands of people for a march, rallies and protests against ALEC, which critics say pushes forward anti-worker, anti-environmental measures drafted behind closed doors.  Local State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) chairs ALEC’s California chapter.


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NESTLE BOTTLES CA WATER EVEN AS NEIGHBORS' WELLS RUN DRY

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 29, 2015 (Sacramento)—The Courage Campaign has mounted a campaign asking the state to stop Nestlé from bottling scarce California water during the drought and selling it out of state for profit. The activist group has an online petition asking the state to intervene.  Nestle’s operations are impacting public, private and tribal water supplies.


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SEMPRA LOBBYIST SEX SCANDAL SPARKS CALL FOR LOBBYING REFORMS


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EDITORIAL: THE $24 BILLION QUESTION: HOW WILL BUDGET CUTS HELP PROMOTE ECONOMIC GROWTH?

By Robert Cruikshank, Courage Campaign (originally printed at http://www.couragecampaign.org/page/community/post/roberticruickshank/C2t5 with links to sourcing) June 9, 2009 (Sacramento)--It's a question that I rarely ever see asked, and one that is *never* answered, certainly not in a state where the conventional wisdom is that revenue increases are impossible, even though we've never tried to make them happen.


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