Occupy in the Rose Bowl Parade and ALEC


“When a company needs a state bill passed, the American Legislative Exchange Council can get it done.” ALEC officials routinely deny it, insisting that in this “laboratory of democracy” lawmakers, not corporations, have the final word on the bills that emerge for approval:

The group’s 300-strong corporate members include some of the most high-profile in America: among them AT&T, Wal-Mart, GlaxoSmithKline, UPS, Pfizer, Bayer, Verizon, and Koch Industries — headed by the Kansas-based billionaire brothers nicknamed “the Kochtopus” for their wide-ranging financial and ideological influence.”


Occupy in the Rose Bowl Parade – The “Kochtopus” Corporation