They are two of the biggest names connected to the American Legislative Exchange Council ALEC—a group made up of right-wing state lawmakers from across the nation and conservative, wealthy fat cats who work together to promote legislation to protect the interests of the 1-percent.
But now, Charles and David Koch, known to many as the infamous “Koch Brothers,” appear to be branching out. This is bad news for those who love democracy and anyone who cares about children, public education, or the rights of teachers and education support professionals to advocate on behalf of students.
The Koch Brothers have been linked to a new political firm with the mission of handpicking and grooming right-wing candidates who can win elections at the local, state, and federal levels and, more than likely, are willing to do the bidding of ALEC.
The firm is called Aegis and is located just outside the nation’s capital in Arlington, Virginia. It’s almost certain that many of Aegis’ clients, if elected to office, will serve as puppets for Koch-backed groups like ALEC. More…