Republican state legislators, corporate lobbyists, and right-wing activists are gathering in Atlanta, Georgia this week, to strategize about their future plans for state legislatures. They are in town for the Annual Meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a radical corporate-backed group that was founded in 1973. Documented has obtained a list of meeting sponsors, along with a revealing pay-to-play price list that details what they get for their money.

ALEC promotes "model legislation" on a range of issues, which their legislator members then introduce back home in their own state. They have legislation to block climate action, limit regulations on industry, lower corporate taxes, and to undermine worker rights to join a union. For the past several years, the group has had a renewed interest in elections. Through its "process working group", which was first revealed by Documented, it is working closely with other groups on the right on this project, many of which have close ties to Trump World.

The meeting includes a "late night dessert and coffee reception" to discuss their next steps following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. There is a workshop about "woke culture," as well as a private briefing on "the network of left-wing money" that they claim is funding elections lawyers like Marc Elias.

The sponsors list, obtained by Documented, includes Best Friends Animal Society, a Utah-based pet adoption organization which urged attendees to join in their “yappy hour” during the Wednesday General Session. Others include the American First Policy Institute, which made national headlines this week for hosting President Donald Trump at its summit in Washington, D.C., and the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity Foundation.

A sponsorship opportunities packet for the meeting disclosed a detailed list of benefits donors receive in return for writing large checks. For $60,000, sponsors of the opening luncheon on Wednesday receive “an excellent speaking opportunity for a representative of your company to provide insight into an important issue facing state governments and the private sector.” Other benefits offered donors access to “exclusive, invitation-only” events or “access to guest speakers and influential ALEC leadership.”

For $35,000, donors receive “Assistance from ALEC Policy Department in planning the issue workshop.” Workshops at the meeting include topics around “woke culture”, “How States Can Fight Back Against ESG” and “Online Platforms Under Fire.”

Below is the list of sponsorships obtained by Documented:

*Ranges from $50,000 - $60,000

• Americans For Prosperity Foundation 

• Georgia Automobile Dealers Association 

• Honest Elections Project 


• Stop Inflation 

• Stride

*Ranges from $25,000 - $40,000

• Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing 

• America First Policy Institute

• America's Credit Unions 

• Best Friends Animal Society

• Energy & Environment Legal Institute 

• FGA 

• Guarantee Trust Life 

• Learn4lLfe 

• National Center For Public Policy Research 


• NetChoice 

• PhRMA 

• Prolific 

• The Heritage Foundation 


*Ranges from $10,000 - $15,000

• Altria 

• Amac Action 

• American Bankers Association 

• American Federation for Children 

• Crown, Cork, and Seal 

• Georgia Cable Association 

• League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates 


• Susan B. Anthony List


• BGR Group 

• Data Foundry 

• Greater Georgia 

• Job Creators Network 

• Joe Tanner & Associates 

• Marsh McLennan Agency 

• Mercatus Center 

• RedSpeed 

• Save Our States