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Advocates Alarmed By Powerful Conservative Group's Attention To Voting

Facing pressure, the American Legislative Exchange Council disbanded a task force focused on elections in 2012. Now it seems to be taking a renewed interest.

Former Head of Energy, Environment at ALEC, Todd Wynn, Hired by Trump Interior Department

Todd Wynn, former Director of the American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC )'s Energy Environmental and Agriculture Task Force, was recently hired by President Donald Trump to work as a senior-ranking official in the U.S. Department...Show More Summary

Jeanne Allen: Reactionary Right-Wing Extremist

Allen: On board with ALEC It’s general knowledge that Center for Education Reform (CER), and its CEO Jeanne Allen, are extremely right-wing. Sourcewatch documents their connection with American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Allen:...Show More Summary

A Democratic Lawmaker Went Inside ALEC And Heard A Lot About Changing The Constitution

The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, had its 44th annual conference in Denver last week, and just as she’s done since 2013, Wisconsin Democratic state representative Chris Taylor, one of only a handful of Democratic lawmakers among the conference’s 1,600 attendees, was there to get a sneak peek at the legislation that will cross [...]Show More Summary

Get ready: ALEC plans to bring their brand of legislation-by-lobbyist to your own city council

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The American Legislative Exchange Council is the most influential "conservative" business interest group in America. They write "model legislation" that is then distributed to various hard-right state legislators, who reliably cross out the ALEC logos and present the legislation in their own names. Show More Summary

Conservative Groups Come Out Against the Suniva, SolarWorld Trade Case

Opponents of the Suniva-SolarWorld trade case have a new, and perhaps surprising, set of allies: conservative policy groups. The Heritage Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have come out against the recent...Show More Summary

ALEC’s Plan For Electing Your Senators

5 months agoNews : Truthdig

By David Daley / AlterNet “Model legislation” drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Counsel would empower gerrymandered legislatures to choose senators for us.

Deeply Unpopular, DeVos and ALEC in Lockstep in Trying to Destroy Public Education

Teachers, parents and business leaders are rising up to resist DeVos and ALEC's extreme agenda. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council met with protests before she’d even arrived in Denver. Show More Summary

DENVER: Hundreds Protest Education Sec. Betsy DeVos Ahead Of Speech To Far-Right Legislative Lobby Group

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Denver Post reports: Hundreds of people gathered at the Colorado statehouse Wednesday morning in protest of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her Denver speech Thursday at the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council. Show More Summary

ALEC: Mostly Democratic-run States Are A Total Disaster, Have The Worst Economies

The American Legislative Exchange Council released their “Rich States, Poor States” report last week and shocker—mostly Democratic-run states are...

A Trump Nation in an ALEC land

The first post-presidential American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meeting this week in Washington, DC made clear that starry-eyed conservative state legislators had visions of more power dancing in their heads. Corporations were...Show More Summary

Newt Gingrich: One Thing You Should Expect With Trumpism Is Fixing Systems That Are Broken And Stupid

Washington, D.C-- Newt Gingrich was the closing speaker for the American Legislative Exchange Council’s three-day States and Nation Policy Summit...

Colorado Initiative 71 Promoted On False Pretenses: A Trojan Horse for Corporate Power Grab

Colorado Initiative 71 is brought to the state by an alliance of corporate lobbies led by Oil and Gas, and their political friends in high places. It reflects the vision of the Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)...Show More Summary

AARP Among Groups Funding ALEC

AARP, the non-profit seniors organization that exists to promote the financial security, pensions and healthcare of those over 50, is secretly funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization whose bills have acted against the interests of ordinary Americans, including retirees and their families. Show More Summary

ALEC's Dark Money Game

I walked into my sixth American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference over a week ago as one of two familiar Wisconsin myths was being told by the queen of ALEC, state Senator Leah Vukmir. It wasn't the one Governor Walker continues...Show More Summary

A shamed AARP withdraws from right-wing lobbying organization ALEC

AARP, the retirees organization, responded Thursday to a torrent of protests from members and advocacy groups by announcing that it would drop its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council, the right-wing organization known as ALEC.   In a notice posted on AARP’s Facebook page, AARP...

Did You Know That AARP Is A Paying Member Of ALEC?

Here is a real shocker. AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) has been a paying member of the notorious right-wing, Koch-tied lobbying organization American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since at least 2014. Yes,...Show More Summary

Reformers target occupational licensure

Alden Abbott reports at Truth on the Market on legislative initiatives to curb occupational licensure, which often works to limit competition and consumer choice. At the state level, the American Legislative Exchange Council has developed...Show More Summary


By Doug Martin When the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) arrives at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis at the end of this month for its annual conference, speakers will include Governor Mike Pence (who headlined ALEC’s 2013 event ), Indiana’s U.S. Show More Summary

O&G Industry Targeting the Last Vestige of Democracy: The Citizen Ballot Initiative

Industry has followed the lead of the American Legislative Exchange Council by seeking to place citizen ballot initiatives out of reach for all but the wealthy. ALEC advocates making it harder to qualify referendum language, and requiring supermajorities to pass an initiative. Heavily promoted by Gov. Show More Summary

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