Lisa Graves

Lisa Graves is the Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, a national watchdog group. Her expertise and CMD's niche are investigating and exposing the undue influence of corporations on public policy. CMD's investigations help aid grassroots efforts to secure a healthier democracy, economy, and environment for us all.

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Thursday, January 05, 2012
Indiana Workers Stand against the ALEC Agenda and the Anti-Labor Bill Called the "Right to Work" (for Less)
Thousands of Indiana workers rallied outside, and inside, their state capitol on Wednesday to speak out against Governor Mitch Daniels' renewed effort to force through so-called "right to work" legislation designed to undermine labor unions and workers' rights protected by collective bargaining.
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Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Super PACs Are Super Ruining Our Democracy
Contrary to most press accounts, there was a decisive winner in the Iowa caucuses last night, and it was neither Rick Santorum nor Mitt Romney. The "winner" was the so-called "Super" PACs (political action committees), the mutant front groups for political candidates that were "created" in the aftermath of the U.S.
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Saturday, October 15, 2011
ALEC Politicians Spin Special "Interest" Bill to Protect Corporate Wrongdoers as "Job Creation"
For years, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), has been itching to protect big corporations from high interest rates charged in cases where corporations have killed or injured Americans.
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Thursday, July 14, 2011
Explaining the 'ALEC Exposed' Project
The Center for Media and Democracy has obtained copies of more than 800 model bills approved by corporations through ALEC meetings, after one of the thousands of people with access shared them, and a whistleblower provided a copy to the Center.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
A CMD Special Report: Scott Walker Runs on Koch Money
Madison, Wisconsin -- A new investigation by the Center for Media and Democracy documents the big money funneled by one of the richest men in America and one of the richest corporations in the world to put controversial Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in office.
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