Founded in the early 1970s to promote right-wing policies at the state level, the American Legislative Exchange Council’s focus has shifted to favor the promotion of state legislation and regulation that benefits its corporate sponsors. A fact that should come as no surprise given its funding by right-wing foundations and corporate membership fees ranging from $5000 to $50,000. The council boasts a large clearinghouse of research, model bills, and legislative strategies to promote its agenda.
ALEC: A vast STATE Network of State Legislator members whose mission is to pass bills supporting national intention.
ALEC develops and creates “model” legislation and through its national political network lobbies to get it passed in state legislatures . There are thousands of state legislators who are members of ALEC and receive professional model legislations to pass at the state level.
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
1129 20th Street NW – Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Founders: Paul Weyrich, Henry Hyde, Lou Barnett, and others
Executive Director: Ron Scheberle
Board Members: South Carolina Representative Liston Barfield; Utah Senator Curt Bramble; North Carolina Representative Harold Brubaker; Indiana Senator Jim Buck; Texas Representative Tom Craddick; New Mexico Senator Kent Cravens; Mississippi Representative Jim Ellington; Louisiana Representative Noble Ellington; Indiana Representative Dave Frizzell; Mississippi Senator Billy Hewes III; Virginia Representative Bill Howell; New York Senator Owen Johnson; Arkansas Senator Michael Lamoureux; Tennessee Representative Steve McDaniel; Kansas Senator Ray Merrick; Connecticut Representative John Piscopo; Nevada Senator Bill Raggio; Nevada Senator Dean Rhoads; Georgia Senator Chip Rogers; Ohio Senator William Seitz; Tennessee Representative Curry Todd; Iowa Representative Linda Upmeyer; Kansas Senator Susan Wagle.
Vaccine bills are supported by medical trade associations that receive money from pharmaceutical corporations selling vaccines in the U.S., including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), March of Dimes, Every Child by Two and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
Bill Moyers THE UNITED STATES OF ALEC