Eli Lehrer

From SourceWatch
Jump to: navigation, search

Learn more about corporations VOTING to rewrite our laws.

Eli Lehrer is the Vice President of the Heartland Institute at the Heartland Institute).[1] He also heads Heartland’s Center on Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate which coordinates Heartland’s work addressing issues relating to insurance, risk and credit markets.[2]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Lehrer is an adviser to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force.[3]

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.


Background

Lehrer helped found Americans for Smart Natural Catastrophe Policy, a group self-described as a "made up of a diverse chorus of voices united in favor of environmentally responsible, fiscally sound approaches to natural catastrophe policy that promote public safety."[4][5]

Prior to joining Heartland, he worked as a speechwriter to United States Senate Majority Leader [[Bill Frist] (R.-Tennessee). He has previously worked as a manager in the Unisys Corporation’s Homeland Security Practice, senior editor of The American Enterprise magazine and as a fellow for The Heritage Foundation.

Support for American Legislative Exchange Council

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.


Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

References

  1. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC May 2011, organization newsletter, May 2011, p. 4
  2. Eli Lehrer, "Heartland Institute Website"
  3. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC May 2011, organization newsletter, May 2011, p. 4
  4. Eli Lehrer, "Heartland Institute Website"
  5. "About Us", Americans for Smart Natural Catastrophe Policy. SmarterSafer.org. Accessed July 9, 2011.

External resources

External articles

This article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.