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Revealed: ALEC Meeting Registration list, State Legislators in the minority, many states unrepresented

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) held its States and Nation Policy Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona from December 4-6, 2019. The organization closely guards details of its members and funders, allowing corporate lobbyists to mingle with state legislators away from the gaze of constituents and state reporters. Documented was provided with a list of conference […]

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Secretary DeVos speaking at ALEC, sponsored by a private education company, to thank them for helping to privatize education

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the billionaire who over the years has given millions to groups to promote the privatizing of public education, is speaking at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) States and Nation Policy Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona today. According to Politico, DeVos “plans to thank the group for supporting her […]

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ALEC National Chair announces partnership with LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom

The national board chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), South Carolina state Representative Alan Clemmons, announced via tweet a new “partnership” between ALEC and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). Both groups are controversial. Many corporations that had funded ALEC, including Facebook, Google, Exxon, and CocaCola, have ended their support following consumer activism. More than […]

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ALEC to host two redistricting workshops for state legislators during December conference in Arizona

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the corporate-backed legislative group, is to host two redistricting-focussed sessions with state legislators during its States and Nation Policy Summit, which takes place in Scottsdale, Arizona from December 4-6, 2019. ALEC previously held two other sessions on redistricting during its August 2019 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. A recording […]

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Corporate backed think tank network received large cash injection in 2018 as it ramped up lobbying of Trump Administration

The State Policy Network (SPN), a Virginia-based think tank network with deep ties to major corporate donors, saw a massive 26% jump in revenue in 2018, coinciding with the group playing an increasing role lobbying Congress and the Trump administration.  In recent years, donors to SPN have included entities in the Koch network, Peabody Energy, […]

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Corporate-backed Group launches multi-million dollar 2020 Republican Gerrymandering Project

The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), backed with millions of dollars in corporate funding, is launching a new redistricting project to help Republicans draw district maps that will advantage the GOP over the next decade. The Right Lines 2020 project, launched this week, will focus attention on the RSLC target states, which are Florida, Georgia, […]

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Why has the Non-Profit National Center for Housing Management Given $235k to The Trump-Supporting Youth Group, Turning Point USA?

The National Center for Housing Management (NCHM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit created in 1972 by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), tasked with developing standards and providing training to providers of affordable housing in the United States. In 2016, the year Trump was elected, it provided Turning Point USA (TPUSA), a group with […]

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Revealed: ALEC Annual Meeting Attendees. List includes Trump Administration and 2020 Campaign Officials

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) keeps any lists of its members and donors secret from the public. Very rarely have reporters seen the details of who state legislators are meeting with at ALEC meetings. Which is what makes this significant. A list of 1,413 attendees for the ALEC 2019 Annual Meeting, which took place […]