“Money and influence often have the most-outsized effects early on in the process,” Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, associate professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University and author of the book State Capture, told Teen Vogue. “That’s exactly the lesson that ALEC and its corporate donors realized, that if you can shape the legislation itself and then get this on the agenda in the states, you’ll have a much bigger effect.” – TeenVogue
Big business donors are writing legislation that carves out profits for them alone from the legislative pie and leaves workers out in the cold. We need to regain our seat at the table. Workers need to be represented on every level of government, from city hall to the halls of Congress.