Lisa Graves

Lisa Graves

Lisa Graves is co-director of Documented, a new investigative watchdog group. The former executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, she served in that role from 2009 to 2017. Previously, Graves was Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of Legal Policy/Policy Development and served as Chief Counsel for Nominations for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for Senator Patrick Leahy. Follow her on Twitter: @thelisagraves

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
ALEC Goes After the Center for Media and Democracy
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) sent a message to hundreds of legislators across the country attacking the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), the creator of ALECexposed.org . Among other things ALEC claimed, "CMD is an attack-dog, not a watch-dog."
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Friday, July 27, 2012
ALEC Exposed, ALEC Diminished: A Special Report from Salt Lake
SALT LAKE CITY -- American Legislative Exchange Council legislators, corporate lobbyists, and special interest group staffers awoke Thursday morning to bad news about ALEC delivered to every room at the "five diamond" Grand America hotel.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
“Social Security is Broke”—and Other Corporate Scare Tactics
Winston Churchill reportedly said, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on.” That was before corporations had perfected the art of public relations, investing millions of dollars in PR campaigns to advance their commercial and political interests.
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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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