ALEC: AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL
ALEC prepares model bills to run through the nation state capitols based on government intention and corporate interest. Legislators from all over the nation are members of ALEC.
This is how a tsunami of bills suddenly shows up in states across the nation. BILL GATES FOUNDATION & ALEC: This is what I just found. I would think now Gates Foundation would get another associate organization of theirs to support ALEX.
Support for the American Legislative Exchange Council
In November 2011, the Gates Foundation made a $376,635 grant to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which it claims was “to educate and engage its membership on more efficient state budget approaches to drive greater student outcomes, as well as educate them on beneficial ways to recruit, retain, evaluate and compensate effective teaching based upon merit and achievement.” In April 2012, during a public campaign by public interest groups targeting ALEC supporters and urging them to cut ties with ALEC, during which the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) specifically targeted the foundation, Gates spokesman Chris Williams told the Capitol Hill publication Roll Call, that it does not plan to make future grants to the conservative nonprofit and specifically noted that the foundation was never a dues-paying member of ALEC. Williams also told BuzzFeed that the foundation does not plan to withdraw that grant “for now. . . . We have already paid out a significant portion of it,” he said.
In Iowa for example, a majority of Republicans a members of ALEC.
An Atlanta TV station just aired one of the best takedowns of the secretive nature of ALEC we’ve ever seen: May 22, 2015