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This article contains the names of think tanks and other non-profit organizations that are known to be, or have been, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) members or supporters. For for-profit corporations, law firms and government groups involved with ALEC, see the list here. For corporate trade groups involved with ALEC, see the list here.

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

Those groups known to be currently involved with ALEC, as of July 2011, appear in bold.

A

B

  • Better Education for Kids (B4K) (a 501(c)4 advocacy group whose tax exempt status was revoked by the IRS June 9, 2011[11]) - Derrell Bradford, Executive Director, spoke on "Enacting a Comprehensive K-12 Education Reform Agenda" at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting on August 3, 2011[6]

C

D

E

  • E&M Charities[13] (dissolved in 2010)[19]
  • Electricity Consumers Research Council[13]
  • European Conservatives and Reformists ("multinational grouping of 56 Members of the European Parliament"), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[2]

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

  • Pacific Research Institute (PRI) - PRI's Director of Health Care Studies, John R. Graham, spoke at a workshop entitled "Rationing By Any Other Name: Medicare's Independent Payment Advisory Board" at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[2]
  • Prison Fellowship Ministries[12]
  • ProFamily Legislative Network (a subdivision of David Barton's WallBuilders), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[2]

Q

R

S

T

U

  • 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"[54]), "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[4] ($5,000 in 2010)[5][1]
  • UPS Foundation[1]
  • 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"[55])[1]

V

  • Van Der Aa Foundation[1]

W

  • Walton Family Foundation, "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[4] ($50,000 in 2010);[5] 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[6]
  • WallBuilders (founded by "Christian historical revisionist" David Barton), Exhibitor and advertiser at 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[2]
  • Washington Policy Center[56]
, State corporate co-chair of Washington[2] and Public Safety and Elections Task Force member[24]
  • Where's the Line America? Foundation, Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[2]
  • 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[57])[1]
  • 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[32]

X

Y

  • Youth Villages, Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[2]

Z

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 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
  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 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 American Legislative Exchange Council, 2011 Conference Sponsors, conference brochure on file with CMD, August 4, 2011
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 American Legislative Exchange Council, Sponsorship Opportunities at ALEC's Annual Meeting, organizational website, 2010, accessed August 4, 2011
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Education Task Force Meeting," agenda and meeting materials, August 5, 2011, on file with CMD
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, International and Federal Relations Task Force meeting and Federal Relations Working Group, meeting agenda and materials, August 4, 2011, on file with CMD
  8. 8.0 8.1 Noble Ellington, National Chairman Of ALEC Responds To Report, "Fresh Air" Interview with Terry Gross, NPR, July 21, 2011
  9. 9.0 9.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Exploring ALEC positions on E-commerce and E-taxes," panelist biographies and materials, August 5, 2011, on file with CMD
  10. @[1]@
  11. Guidestar, B4K Inc., online charity report, accessed September 2, 2011
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 American Legislative Exchange Council Public Safety and Elections Task Force Private Sector Executive Committee, organization website, accessed June 2, 2011
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 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
  14. American Legislative Exchange Council, Inside ALEC Nov.-Dec. 2010, organizational newsletter, November-December 2010
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Energy, Environment, and Agriculture 2011 Annual Meeting Task Force Meeting," speaker biographies and materials, August 4, 2011, on file with CMD
  16. Ibid., p. 19
  17. American Legislative Exchange Council Keeping the Promise: Making Health Care Accessible and Affordable for All Americans, January 1993
  18. Doctor Patient Medical Association, Kathryn Serkes, organization biography, accessed December 20, 2011
  19. Iowa Nonprofit Research Center, University of Iowa, "E&M Charities," Iowa Grants Guide, online profile, accessed July 2, 2011
  20. American Legislative Exchange Council, Civil Justice Task Force Meeting Agenda, August 5, 2011, on file with CMD
  21. Foundation for Excellence in Education, About Us, organizational site, accessed September 2, 2011
  22. Foundation for Fair Civil Justice Partner Organizations: American Legislative Exchange Council, organization website, accessed June 11, 2011
  23. American Legislative Exchange Council Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force, organization website, accessed May 28, 2011
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Public Safety and Elections Task Force Meeting," agenda and meeting materials, August 4, 2011, on file with CMD
  25. Free State Foundation, Senior Fellows and Staff, organizational website, accessed September 2012
  26. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC Sep./Oct. 2009, organization newsletter, September/October 2009, p. 6
  27. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC Apr. 2009, organization newsletter, April 2009, p. 20
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Meeting," agenda and meeting materials, August 4, 2011, on file with CMD
  29. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC Jun. 2010, organization newsletter, June 2010, p. 21
  30. 30.0 30.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting," agenda and meeting materials, August 5, 2011, on file with CMD
  31. American Legislative Exchange Council, Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development Task Force Meeting Agenda, August 3, 2011, on file with CMD
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 American Legislative Exchange Council, 39th Annual Meeting Agenda, organizational document, July 25-28, 2012, on file with CMD
  33. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC Apr. 2010, organization newsletter, April 2010, p. 11
  34. Innosight Institution, Our Mission, organizational site, accessed September 1, 2011
  35. Telecommunications and Information Technology, ALEC website, Accessed May, 2011
  36. Iowans for Tax Relief, About, organizational website, accessed August 10, 2011
  37. Kansas Policy Institute, About Us: Staff, organizational website, accessed September 2012
  38. Morton C. Blackwell, The United States and Russia -- An Odd Couple of Friends, The Leadership Institute (Virginia based training organisation for potential conservative political leaders), March 25, 1996, accessed August 23, 2011
  39. Lumina Foundation, About Us, organizational website, accessed August 8, 2011
  40. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  41. Rebekah Wilce, [2], PRWatch.org, May 22, 2012
  42. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC Jan. 2011, organization newsletter, January 2011, p. 15
  43. American Legislative Exchange Council, 39th Annual Meeting Agenda, organizational document, July 25-28, 2012, on file with CMD
  44. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC Nov./Dec. 2009, organization newsletter, November/December 2009, p. 24
  45. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Tara Mica," organization website, accessed May, 2011
  46. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC Jan. 2011, organization newsletter, January 2011, p. 4
  47. New Hope Foundation, New Hope Foundation, organizational site, accessed August 23, 2011
  48. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC May 2011, organization newsletter, May 2011, p. 17
  49. RestoringFreedom.org, Inc., About, organizational website, accessed August 8, 2011
  50. Center for Media and Democracy, Roe Foundation, SourceWatch.org, ALEC funding data from IRS Form 990s, accessed September 2012
  51. Stop Child Predators About Us - Executive Team, organization website, accessed May 28, 2011
  52. American Legislative Exchange Council Public Safety and Elections Task Force, organization website, accessed May 28, 2011
  53. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC Feb. 2011, organization newsletter, February 2011, p. 21
  54. USAA, Fact Sheets, corporate website, accessed August 8, 2011
  55. U.S. English Foundation, About, organizational site, accessed August 23, 2011
  56. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC Jan. 2011, organization newsletter, January 2011, p. 13
  57. Lindbergh Foundation, Terry and Mary Kohler, organizational award winner biography, accessed August 23, 2011
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