The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) was recently honored to win the prestigious Sidney Award.

OALEC Meetingne example of their work: CMD launched an unprecedented effort to expose the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) by analyzing and making available nearly 1,000 “model” bills written—behind closed doors—by politicians and corporate lobbyists. This type of corporate influence undermines essential American institutions and in many cases diverts taxes from the public good to private profit.

The CMD investigation helped inspire hundreds of news stories which covered this distortion of our democracy.



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