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Here are some clips from this weekend's Moyers & Company presentation of "The United States of ALEC" that share the gravity of ALEC's influence through the eyes and experiences of first-hand witnesses.

In Wisconsin, Lisa Graves, a former Justice Department attorney now with the Center for Media and Democracy, shares documentation of various ALEC-inspired boilerplate laws, versions of which are showing up in statehouses across the country

Arizona State Representative Steve Farley talks about the secretive nature of ALEC's influence, which is strongly felt in Arizona politics.

Wisconsin State Representative Mark Pocan talks about the prevalence of special interest lobbying at an ALEC convention he attended and video-blogged.

'The United States of ALEC' airs this weekend on public television. Click here for show dates and times in your area.

Originally posted to Bill Moyers on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 02:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Baja Arizona Kossacks and Dream Menders.


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