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The alphabetical list below contains the names of special interest groups -- "think tanks" and other non-profit organizations -- that are known to be, or to have been, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) members or supporters.

You can add to these lists if you cite your source.

The corporations known to be currently involved with ALEC, as of September 2013, appear in BOLD.

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.

This is a partial list. You can add to it, if you cite your source.

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  • Better Education for Kids (B4K) (a 501(c)4 advocacy group whose tax exempt status was revoked by the IRS June 9, 2011[19]) - Derrell Bradford, Executive Director, spoke on "Enacting a Comprehensive K-12 Education Reform Agenda" at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting on August 3, 2011[10]
  • Bill of Rights Institute, member of ALEC's Education Task Force, terminated membership on April 16, 2013[1]

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  • E&M Charities[22] (dissolved in 2010)[33]
  • Electricity Consumers Research Council[22]
  • European Conservatives and Reformists ("multinational grouping of 56 Members of the European Parliament"), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]

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  • Science and Public Policy Institute, ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force member[24]
  • The Seniors Coalition[2]
  • The Solar Alliance ("works with state administrators, legislators and utilities to establish cost effective solar policies"), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • State Budget Solutions, Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • State Policy Network (SPN), "Chairman" level sponsor of and exhibitor at 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[6] ($50,000 in 2010),[7] sponsor of the 2012 States & Nation Policy Summit in Washington, DC,[85] "President" level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting,[86] “Chairman” level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC summer meeting ($50,000),[87] host committee for the 2013 ALEC summer meeting,[88] and “Chairman” level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000).[89]
  • Stop Child Predators[90]), Corporate Co-chair[91]
  • Sunmark Foundation (foundation funded by Menlo Smith's Sunmark Capital Corp.-- Menlo Smith is also on the Board of Directors of the Mercatus Center)[2]
  • Sutherland Institute (Utah think tank, member of ALEC-member State Policy Network), Member of ALEC Utah Host Committee for 2012 annual meeting,[49] and “Chairman” level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting.[92]

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  • United Services Automobile Association (USAA) ("a diversified financial services group of companies [providing] financial planning, insurance, investments and banking products to members of the U.S. military and their families"[95]), "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[6] ($5,000 in 2010)[7][2]
  • UPS Foundation[2]
  • U.S. English Foundation ("a nonpartisan, Washington, D.C.-based 501 (c)(3) educational foundation that disseminates information on English teaching methods, sponsors educational programs, develops English instructional materials, represents the interests of Official English advocates before state and federal courts and promotes opportunities for people living in the United States to learn English"[96])[2]

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  • Walton Family Foundation, "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[6] ($50,000 in 2010);[7] program consultant Lori Drummer (former Director of ALEC's Education Task Force) spoke on "Enacting a Comprehensive K-12 Education Reform Agenda" at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting on August 3, 2011[10]
  • WallBuilders (founded by "Christian historical revisionist" David Barton), Exhibitor and advertiser at 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[3]
  • Washington Policy Center[98]
, State corporate co-chair of Washington[3] and Public Safety and Elections Task Force member[39]
  • Where's the Line America? Foundation, Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]
  • Windway Foundation (Windway Capital Corp., a Kohler family corporation headquartered in Sheboygan, WI, is the parent company of Vollrath, which manufactures commercial-grade pots and pans; and North Sails, which makes high-tech racing sails, including those used by America’s Cup winners[99])[2]
  • Workers Compensation Fund (WCF; non-profit mutual insurance company based in Salt Lake City, UT), Member of ALEC Utah Host Committee for 2012 annual meeting[49]

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  • Youth Villages, Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[3]

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References

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  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research, project of the Environmental Working Group, Information on American Legislative Exchange Council, archived organizational profile, archived by Wayback Machine December 2, 2000, accessed August 19, 2011
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  4. American Legislative Exchange Council, Education As of 7/1/2011, organizational task force membership roster, July 1, 2011, obtained and released by Common Cause, April 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 American Legislative Exchange Council, 2011 Conference Sponsors, conference brochure on file with CMD, August 4, 2011
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sponsorship Opportunities at ALEC's Annual Meeting, organizational website, 2010, accessed August 4, 2011
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  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resources Defense Council, "Corporations and Trades Associations that Fund ALEC," Corporate America's Trojan Horse in the States: The Untold Story Behind the American Legislative Exchange Council, online report, 2003
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  26. Lisa Graves, More Corporations Drop Off ALEC’s Conference Brochure, PRWatch, August 15, 2013.
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  41. "Meet Our Staff"
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