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We're Not Broke Movie Screening in Madison!

WHAT: UW-Madison Havens Center presents We're Not Broke, a film screening followed by a discussion on how U.S. corporations are dodging billions of dollars in income tax, and how seven fed-up Americans take their frustration to the streets, and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share.

Vote to Have a Session on ALEC at the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform

Help CMD as we prepare for the National Conference for Media Reform (NCMR)! NCMR will be in Denver, CO on April 5-7, 2013. The conference is organized by the nonprofit media reform group Free Press, founded by John Nichols and Bob McChesney, and is dedicated to the fight for a more independent, robust and diverse media system in the United States, which is essential to our efforts to build a better democracy.

Two New Documentaries Spotlighting Wisconsin Screening in Madison to Benefit CMD

  • Topics: ALEC Exposed
  • The Center for Media and Democracy invites you to join us for a terrific evening Wednesday, October 24th, at Madison's Barrymore Theatre starting at 7pm. We are screening two recently released documentaries that put the spotlight on Wisconsin.

    Non-Profit Expert Greg Colvin Questions "Issue Ad" Rules and the Government Responds

    On Friday, September 14, 2012, the Tax Section of the American Bar Association met in Boston. The Exempt Organizations Committee held a panel entitled "News from the IRS and Treasury," including Lois G. Lerner (the Director of the Exempt Organizations, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division of the Internal Revenue Service) and Ruth M. Madrigal (an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of Treasury).

    "Moyers & Company" ALEC Exposé Features CMD

    Bill Moyers' special "The United States of ALEC" aired nationwide this past weekend on his PBS show "Moyers & Company." The documentary threw a spotlight on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and featured the work of the Madison-based Center for Media and Democracy and its award winning "ALECexposed" project.

    New Report on ALEC in New Jersey: "The Voice of Corporate Special Interests in the Halls of New Jersey's Legislature"

  • Topics: ALEC Exposed
  • A coalition of groups, including the Center for Media and Democracy, People For the American Way, Common Cause, and Progress Now, have released a report that details the American Legislative Exchange Council's influence in New Jersey.

    Center for Media and Democracy and Common Cause File Open Records Lawsuit Against ALEC Members in Wisconsin

    Evidence Shows Officials Using Personal Email Accounts to Evade Sunshine Law

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2012

    CONTACT: Brendan Fischer,

    MADISON -- The Center for Media and Democracy and Common Cause filed suit today against five Wisconsin legislators who also are members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) over their failure to provide ALEC-related records sought under Wisconsin's Open Records Law.

    "Moyers & Company" ALEC Documentary Launches This Weekend

    Bill Moyers will be examining the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) this weekend on his weekly television show "Moyers & Company." The show entitled "The United States of ALEC" will highlight the work of the Madison-based Center for Media and Democracy and its many allies in the effort to expose ALEC's inner workings.

    Secret, Big Funding of "Small Business" Group Exposed at New Website --

    PRESS RELEASE: September 26, 2012
    CONTACT: Harriet Rowan

    Launch of ALEC Exposed-style website highlights big business funding of "small" biz group, the National Federation of Independent Business, and its partisan agenda.

    Wisconsin to Allow Electronic Documents for Voter Registration: Policy Expected to Help Students, Young People Register

    By Steven Rosenfeld, originally published at Alternet

    Wisconsin students and young voters got a big boost on Tuesday when the state board overseeing elections adopted a policy allowing people registering to vote on Election Day in November to present identifying documents from a laptop or portable digital device.

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