10:00 am Pacific, 11:00 am Mountain, noon Central, 1:00 Eastern (US/Canada)
ALEC — the American Legislative Exchange Council — is a consortium of corporations working in concert with legislators to craft laws that thwart people’s interests and benefit corporations; these laws are then duplicated in states nationwide. They attack voting rights, social security, worker and consumer rights and safety, immigrants’ rights, public schools, gun safety, environmental safeguards, climate chaos preparedness — virtually every public aspect of our lives.
In this webinar we’ll hear from attorney Lisa Graves, who led the ALEC Exposed project (which won, among other honors, an Izzy Award) as the former executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy. Now the founder, executive director, and editor in chief of True North Research, she has spearheaded other major breakthrough investigations into those distorting American democracy and public policy, including KochDocs.org.
The presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A.
One of the foremost experts on how special interests distort our political system, Lisa Graves is a leading civil liberties strategist who served as a senior advisor in all three branches of the federal government. She has been a frequent guest on just about every news program and channel in the USA and Canada including numerous appearances on Democracy Now! Her unique insider take on doings within the halls of power is informed by her Buddhist practice, artistic temperament, righteous outrage, and wry sense of humor.
Her analyses have been published by scores of publications in North America and Europe. Her research and analysis were featured in the 2016 Netflix documentary “Years of Living Dangerously,” which won a BAFTA and four Emmy Awards and was nominated for a best documentary film Oscar.
Learn more about Lisa Graves and True North Research at https://truenorthresearch.org/.
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This event will stream via Zoom and Facebook Live simultaneously. The first 100 registered participants to log in via Zoom will be able to join the Zoom meeting and participate in the Q&A. If you arrive too late to join on Zoom, just visit our Facebook page, where you will find the live streamed video during the event. Soon after the event we will post an archival copy of the video to our YouTube channel.