ALEC sponsors spent tens of millions of dollars on federal and state lobbying to rewrite state laws that protect workers, consumers and the environment
Far-right billionaire Robert Mercer's firms BlackRock, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo are all invested in the company building a prototype of the wall.
Sarah van Gelder is cofounder of YES! Magazine and author of The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America. Follow her on Twitter: @sarahvangelder.