Charles Koch Ramps Up Investment in ALEC as the Lobbying Group Loses Corporate Funders Over Far-Right Ties - 2018-11-29

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F0.png Charles Koch Ramps Up Investment in ALEC as the Lobbying Group Loses Corporate Funders Over Far-Right Ties November 29, 2018, Lee Fang, The Intercept

The group has been roiled by negative stories over several years. Verizon announced it was ending its support following a hate-fueled speech by anti-Muslim activist David Horowitz at ALEC's annual meeting in August. Horowitz, who is well known for taking extremist views on a range of topics, used the platform at ALEC to attack marriage equality and suggested that the Constitution's three-fifths compromise was not about black people.

"We have ended our membership with ALEC and their convention speaker was a key factor in the decision," Jim Greer, AT&T's spokesperson, said in a statement.

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