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Five corporations withdraw support for ALEC

By | 04.11.12 | 2:43 pm

A campaign launched by several progressive organizations has led five major corporations to withdraw from the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, which has been accused by progressive organizations of working “to disenfranchise African Americans, Latinos, students, the elderly, the disabled, and the poor.”

Coca-Cola withdraws from ALEC, organization behind Stand Your Ground law

By | 04.05.12 | 10:17 am

The Coca-Cola Company announced Wednesday it is withdrawing from the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, which has been accused by progressive organizations of working “to disenfranchise African Americans, Latinos, students, the elderly, the disabled, and the poor.”

VIDEO: Priorities USA Action releases ad tying Romney to Big Oil

By | 04.02.12 | 4:15 pm

Priorities USA Action today released an ad it says reveals Mitt Romney’s ties to Big Oil companies. According to Priorities, dedicated to protecting progressive leaders against what they call “misleading attacks,” the true motivation for Big Oil’s criticism of President Obama is to elect Mitt Romney, who the group says “stands to protect Big Oil’s profits at the expense of middle class Americans.”

Public education advocates to occupy Department of Education

By | 03.30.12 | 9:08 am

Parents, educators and supporters of public education will occupy the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., starting Friday to demand support for well-funded, high-quality public schools and an end to publicly funded private schools.

Progressives launch anti-Marco Rubio website

By | 03.21.12 | 2:59 pm

Progressive groups in Florida have launched a website that aims to shine “a spotlight on [U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's, R-Fla.] extremist positions, numerous ethical lapses, and the ‘wrong way’ he’s trying to lead our nation.”

Floridians among top donors to pro-Romney Super PAC

By | 02.02.12 | 2:12 pm

A handful of wealthy Floridians are among the top donors to Restore Our Future, a Super PAC associated with Mitt Romney.

Sunshine State News: Koch-affiliated group to pay tea party leaders to recruit volunteers

By | 01.30.12 | 2:31 pm

Americans for Prosperity of Florida is recruiting Florida tea party members to man the polls on election day, paying tea party leaders $2 for every person they recruit, according to Sunshine State News.

FSU students challenge school’s Koch agreement

By | 01.26.12 | 11:32 am

The Charles G. Koch Foundation has come under fire for its involvement in hiring at Florida State University, and although the school has defended itself against accusations that it accepted Koch funding in exchange for allowing the group to hire certain staff members, FSU students continue to challenge the arrangement.

Koch-affiliated tea party group promotes ‘National School Choice Week’ rallies

By | 01.18.12 | 11:12 am

The Florida chapter of the Koch-affiliated tea party group Americans for Prosperity yesterday called for people to sign up for rallies affiliated with National School Choice Week, which starts next week.

Researcher fears the unknown in Georgia-Pacific effluent

By | 01.13.12 | 6:00 am

Environmentalists and researchers have long felt fear when confronted with a proposed pipeline that will carry waste away from a Palatka paper mill and into the St. Johns River. For at least one scientist, it’s a fear of the unknown.

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