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Don Wiener

Don Wiener

Don Wiener is a contributor to the Center for Media and Democracy. Don has 40 years experience working as a policy analyst, researcher, media strategist, and coalition coordinator for dozens of community, public interest, labor, and environmental groups. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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These Pfizer-Backed GOP Lawmakers Are Heading to Q-Anon Anti-Vax Summit

QAnon followers have become one of the leading national sources of conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer and others.

Don Wiener ·


ALEC Inspires Lawmakers to File Anti-Critical Race Theory Bills

Right-wing politicians have misconstrued the term’s meaning and convinced many of their constituents that teaching an honest history of racism in America is akin to telling white students to hate themselves and their country.

Don Wiener ·


Koch's Americans for Prosperity Continues Its Assault on Medicaid During Covid

In the states that have not expanded Medicaid, residents have to weigh the costs of health insurance and medical care against other essential needs, such as housing, food, and transportation to work.

Don Wiener ·


American Legislative Exchange Council Backs Trump on Confederate Monuments, Policing

ALEC’s decision to align itself with a racist and divisive president marks a dramatic return to the organization’s earlier support for racist policies, and comes at a time when 90 percent of Black Americans disapprove of Trump’s response to the murder of George Floyd.

Don Wiener ·


Despite Coronavirus Threat, Americans for Prosperity Still Leads Fight Against Medicaid Expansion

Coronavirus or not, AFP’s opposition to health care for the poor and working poor remains resolute.

Don Wiener ·


ALEC’s Deadly Asbestos Agenda Benefits Koch Industries, Nationwide

The ALEC bill offered by DeGroot would mean that many victims would not live to see their day in court.

Don Wiener ·


Koch Compliance: Georgia-Pacific Plants Have Troubling Health and Safety Record Including Seven Deaths

Each story is heart wrenching because of the negligence, inadequate training, or failure to remedy an earlier noted problem

Don Wiener ·

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