Society & Reality Check American Legislative Exchange Council Who Really Write our Laws?
What is ALEC?
The American Legislative Exchange Council is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. Comprised of nearly one-quarter of the country’s state legislators and stakeholders from across the policy spectrum, ALEC members represent more than 60 million Americans and provide jobs to more than 30 million people in the United States
ALEC is a forum for stakeholders to exchange ideas and develop real, state-based solutions to encourage growth, preserve economic security and protect hardworking taxpayers. ALEC members understand the importance of hearing from all sides of an issue and value public-private partnership in policy discussions. Job creators and state legislators alike come to ALEC to offer important policy perspectives to ensure economic security and opportunity in their communities.
The leadership of ALEC consists of lawmakers and business men and women. Are you surprised? You shouldn't be. Its just a new way for businesses to control the government
Board of Directors: A dedicated team of state legislative leaders from across the country serves as the governing board of ALEC. They are among the vanguard for freedom who dedicate their time and resources to promote limited government, free markets and federalism. (Sen. Jim Smith Nebraska Senate,Rep. David Reis Illinois House of Representatives, Rep. Phil King Texas House of Representatives. Just to name a few)
Board of Scholars: The ALEC Board of Scholars Program honors those whose distinguished work and dedication to market-based policy innovations have been, and continue to be, invaluable to ALEC and its membership.(Dr. Richard Vedder Ohio University, Bob Williams Senior Fellow, Center for State Fiscal Reform at State Budget Solutions, Arthur B. Laffer is the founder and chairman of Laffer Associates, an economic research and consulting firm. Just to name a few)
Private Enterprise Advisory Council: promote the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism with real-world business experience, the ALEC Board of Directors enlists an advisory team of private-sector industry leaders. (Bill Carmichael American Bail Coalition, Steve DelBianco NetChoice: NetChoice is a trade association of eCommerce businesses and online consumers all of whom share the goal of promoting convenience, choice, and commerce on the net. Frayda Levin: https://littlesis.org/person/87610/Frayda_Levin. Just to name a few)