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Through ALEC, Global Corporations Are Scheming to Rewrite YOUR Rights and Boost THEIR Revenue

Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called "model bills" reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations.

In ALEC's own words, corporations have "a VOICE and a VOTE" on specific changes to the law that are then proposed in your state. DO YOU? Numerous resources to help us expose ALEC are provided below. We have also created links to detailed discussions of key issues, which are available on the left.


Who Is Behind ALEC?

What Is ALEC?

Who Funds ALEC?

ALEC Corporations

ALEC Politicians (all states)

ALEC Non-Profits and Think Tanks

ALEC State Chairs

ALEC "Scholars"

ALEC Boards & Task Forces

ALEC's Koch Connection

Common Cause Trove of ALEC Task Force Docs


Essential ALEC Resources

Report on ALEC "Scholarships" (UPDATED!)

CMD Fact Sheets on Key Topics

ALEC Press by Date and State

CMD's PRWatch Articles on ALEC

CMD's SourceWatch Resources on ALEC

The Nation Special Edition on ALEC

Common Cause Trove of ALEC Task Force Docs

DBA Press ALEC Archive

Voter's Legislative Transparency Project (VLTP)

ProPublica Database of ALEC Corporations' Election Spending

Abolish ALEC (Daily Kos blog)

Hot Topics

Lobbying and Ethics Complaints

ALEC & NCSL Comparison

Democracy & Voting

Privatizing Education

Repealing Labor Rights

Health & Tobacco

Limiting Environmental Protections

Changing Civil & Criminal Law

Immigration

Corporate Prisons

PRWatch Articles on ALEC

SourceWatch Resources on ALEC

ALEC's "Model Bills"

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Worker and Consumer Rights bills here.
Analysis here.

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Tort Reform and Injured Americans bills here.
Analysis here.

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Privatizing Schools and Higher Education bills here.
Analysis here.

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Health, Big Pharma, and Social Welfare bills here.
Analysis here.

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Environment, Energy, and Agriculture bills here.
Analysis here.

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Democracy, Voting, and Federal Relations bills here.
Analysis here.

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Tax & Budget bills here.
Analysis here.

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Guns, Prisons, Crime and Immigration bills here.
Analysis here.

State Reports

ALEC News

ALEC’s New Union-Busting Toolkit Illustrates the Goal Is to Bankrupt Unions Not Protect Workers

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ALEC’s post-Janus toolkit inadvertently sheds light on the real aims of the group’s union-busting activities.

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Broad Coalition Calls on Corporations to Drop Funding for ALEC Over Horowitz Speeches

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Washington State Rep. Matt Shea keeps his leadership post in ALEC despite circulating a white nationalist manifesto calling for a violent Christian holy war.

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ALEC Union Busting Proposal Defeated in Michigan Lame Duck

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Bill’s author never met the threshold for election that he is demanding for union recertification.

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Michigan GOP Defies Voters, Rams ALEC, Koch Priorities Through Lame-Duck Session

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Unconstitutional voter restrictions, lower wages, less health care, donor secrecy, and union-busting add up to an agenda only the Koch brothers would love.

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More ALEC News

AT&T Drops ALEC for Hosting Hate Speech

AT&T joins Verizon in rush to the exit after ALEC featured a far-right speaker at its annual meeting.

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ALEC Embraces Trumpism, Climate Catastrophe, and School Privatization at Policy Summit

ALEC state legislators, lobbyists, and Koch operatives return to Washington, D.C. for ALEC’s States & Nation Policy Summit to promote an agenda only fossil fuel companies could love.

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Verizon Dumps ALEC, Denounces Speaker as Racist

Verizon has decided to quit the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) following a public outcry over the corporate lobby group’s hosting of David Horowitz as a prominent speaker at its annual meeting in New Orleans in August.

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Broad Coalition Calls on Corporations to Drop Funding for ALEC Over Horowitz Speeches

The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has joined a coalition of 78 government reform, civil rights, labor, environmental, and advocacy organizations urging 20 of the largest corporate funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to cut ties with the corporate bill mill.

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“Nonpartisan” ALEC Will Celebrate 45th Gala with GOP Stars and Lobbyists at Trump Hotel

Invitations have gone out for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)’s 45th Gala on September 26, 2018 at the Trump International Hotel, just blocks from the White House in Washington, D.C., and the event chairs and committee members are a who’s who of prominent Republicans, big polluters, lobbyists, and union busters.

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Wisconsin GOP Just Nominated ALEC’s “Iron Lady” to Take on Tammy Baldwin

Koch loyalist and Wisconsin State Senator Leah Vukmir won the Wisconsin GOP primary for U.S. Senate by a whopping 50-42 percent, beating veteran, “Send in a Marine,” Kevin Nicholson who vastly outspent her. Vukmir will be taking on the Kochs’ top target, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, in the fall.

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ALEC - The Backroom Where Laws Are Born

This is a glimpse into the world of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-funded charity that pays for lawmaker trips to resorts where they leave with ready-to-pass bills.

Neither ALEC nor the Georgia legislature would show us where the money comes from, or who it goes to.

A Charity for Lawmakers? ALEC Legislator Resigns to Become Lobbyist

Rep. Ben Harbin resigned after two decades as a Georgia legislator the same day as 11ALive reporters asked him for an interview about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meeting where he was found behind closed doors with the top state lobbyist for the cell phone industry.

Atlanta's 11Alive follows up on its behind-the-scenes investigation of ALEC.

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