What is ALEC?
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) ALEC is not a lobby group; it is not a front group.
It is much more powerful than that.
Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state lawmakers the legislative language that directly benefits their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve “model” bills.
Participating legislators, overwhelmingly conservative Republicans, then bring those proposals home and introduce them in statehouses across the nation—without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on the bills.
ALEC boasts that it has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law. ALEC describes itself as a “unique,” “unparalleled” and “unmatched” organization. We agree. They are unmatched in enriching their corporate underwriters at the expense of everyone else.
Join us in calling on all Indiana lawmakers to #DumpALEC and end their membership with ALEC! We’re rallying on Wednesday, July 27 at 3:30 pm EST at the statehouse in Indianapolis. Click below to RSVP for 2016 Indianapolis ALEC protest: