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The alphabetical list below contains the names of corporate trade groups that are known to be, or have been, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) members or supporters.

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

The trade groups 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.

Corporate Board

As of 2011, trade groups on ALEC's corporate board are:[1]

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

  • Illinois Corn Marketing Board[4]
  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce, “Trustee” level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC summer meeting ($5,000),[40] and “Trustee” level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000).[41]
  • Illinois Credit Union League, “Trustee” level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC summer meeting ($5,000),[42] and “Trustee” level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000).[43]
  • Illinois Energy Association,[4] sponsor for the ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force reception at the 2013 ALEC summer meeting.[44]
  • Illinois Financial Services Association[4]
  • Illinois Petroleum Council[4]
  • Illinois Retail Merchants Association[4]
  • Illinois Road Builders Association[4]
  • Illinois Soybean Association[4]
  • Illinois State Medical Society[4]
  • Independent Insurance Agents of America[6]
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce: Trustee Level Sponsor of ALEC's 2012 meeting in Salt Lake City. [45]
  • Indiana Energy Association: Trustee Level Sponsor of ALEC's 2012 meeting in Salt Lake City. [46]
  • International Council of Shopping Centers[6]
  • International Franchise Association,[6] ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force member[8]
  • International Mass Retail Association[6]
  • Iowa Life and Health Insurance Association[6]
  • Iowa Utility Association[6]

J

K

L

  • Louisiana Chemical Association, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[11] ($5,000 in 2010)[12]
  • Louisiana Railroads Association, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[11] ($5,000 in 2010)[12] and member of Louisiana Host Committee[2]
  • Louisiana Realtors, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[11] ($5,000 in 2010)[12] and Louisiana Host Committee member[2]

M

  • Medical Association of Georgia[6]
  • Michigan Association of Realtors ("the state’s largest professional real estate trade association"[47]), State corporate co-chair of Michigan[2]
  • Mineral Resource Alliance[6]
  • Missouri Association of Realtors, sponsor of "Missouri Night" at Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans during the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[48]

N

O

  • Oxygenated Fuels Association[6]

P

  • Partnership for a Better Energy Future, "Chairman" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference[56]
  • Performance Marketing Association (represents the performance and affiliate marketing industry) - Executive Director Rebecca Madigan spoke on the "Exploring ALEC positions on E-commerce and E-taxes" panel at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting in New Orleans.[55]
  • PhRMA, ALEC Private Enterprise Board member,[1] International Relations Task Force member,[57] 2011 recipient of ALEC's Private Sector Member of the Year Award,[51] "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[11] ($50,000 in 2010),[12] Louisiana Host Committee member[2] sponsor of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's plenary luncheon speech as well as a speech by PhRMA President and CEO John Castellani,[51][6] “Chairman” level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting[58] and "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000).[59]
  • Professional Bail Agents of the US[6]
  • Property Casualty Insurers of America, ALEC Civil Justice Task Force member[22]
  • Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), open bar cocktail hour sponsor at the 2014 Spring Task Force Summit[60]

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

  • Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America[53]

X

Y

Z

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 American Legislative Exchange Council Private Enterprise Board, organization website, accessed June 9, 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 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 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting Board Meeting packet, organizational documents, August 6, 2013, released by The Guardian December 3, 2013.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 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
  5. American Association of Christian School, About Us, organizational site, accessed August 22, 2011
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  9. 9.0 9.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, States & Nation Policy Summit Agenda, organizational conference brochure, November 30-December 2, 2011, on file with CMD
  10. American Legislative Exchange Council, Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member Directory, organizational document, July 1, 2010, document obtained and released by Common Cause, 2012
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 American Legislative Exchange Council, 2011 Conference Sponsors, conference brochure on file with CMD, August 4, 2011
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  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 American Legislative Exchange Council, 2012 SNPS Sponsors, organizational document, 2012 SNPS Agenda on file with CMD.
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  18. Lisa Graves, ALECexposed: List of Corporations and Special Interests that Underwrote ALEC’s 40th Anniverary Meeting, PRWatch, August 15, 2013.
  19. Nick Surgey, Coal and Oil Polluters Dominate ALEC Conference, PRWatch, July 31, 2014.
  20. 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
  21. Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force, ALEC website, Accessed May, 2011.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, Civil Justice Task Force Meeting Agenda, August 5, 2011, on file with CMD
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  27. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC Jan. 2011, organization newsletter, January 2011, p. 12
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  32. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Meeting," agenda and meeting materials, August 4, 2011, on file with CMD
  33. American Legislative Exchange Council, RE: 35-DAY MAILING -- STATES AND NATION POLICY SUMMIT (Nov.-Dec. 2011), organizational meeting agenda, October 27, 2011, documents made public by Common Cause, April 26, 2012
  34. American Legislative Exchange Council, Natural Resources Task Force Committee Roster 2 As of 6/30/2011, organizational task force membership directory, June 30, 2011, p. 17, obtained and released by Common Cause April 2012
  35. American Legislative Exchange Council, JOINT ENERGY AND AGRICULTURE SUBCOMMITTEE 2012 SPRING TASK FORCE SUMMIT MAY 11, 2012 TENTATIVE AGENDA, organizational document, April 6, 2012, p. 6, obtained and released by Common Cause April 2012
  36. American Legislative Exchange Council, AGRICULTURE SUBCOMMITTEE 2011 STATES AND NATION POLICY SUMMIT NOVEMBER 30, 2011 TENTATIVE AGENDA, organizational document, October 27, 2011, p. 5, obtained and released by Common Cause April 2012
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  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting," agenda and meeting materials, August 5, 2011, on file with CMD
  39. American Legislative Exchange Council, 39th Annual Meeting Agenda, organizational document, July 25-28, 2012, on file with CMD
  40. Lisa Graves, More Corporations Drop Off ALEC’s Conference Brochure, PRWatch, August 15, 2013.
  41. Lisa Graves, ALECexposed: List of Corporations and Special Interests that Underwrote ALEC’s 40th Anniverary Meeting, PRWatch, August 15, 2013.
  42. Lisa Graves, More Corporations Drop Off ALEC’s Conference Brochure, PRWatch, August 15, 2013.
  43. Lisa Graves, ALECexposed: List of Corporations and Special Interests that Underwrote ALEC’s 40th Anniverary Meeting, PRWatch, August 15, 2013.
  44. Lisa Graves, More Corporations Drop Off ALEC’s Conference Brochure, PRWatch, August 15, 2013.
  45. American Legislative Exchange Council, 39th Annual Meeting Agenda, organizational document, July 25-28, 2012, on file with CMD
  46. American Legislative Exchange Council, 39th Annual Meeting Agenda, organizational document, July 25-28, 2012, on file with CMD
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  48. Jason Hancock, Free-market group draws criticism for potential role in bills, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 5, 2011
  49. National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) American Legislative Exchange Council Adopts NAMIC Model Legislation, press release, June 11, 2004
  50. Noble Ellington, National Chairman Of ALEC Responds To Report, "Fresh Air" Interview with Terry Gross, NPR, July 21, 2011
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  52. American Legislative Exchange Council, Workshop #8: "Health Insurance Exchanges: States in Charge!," speaker biographies and materials, August 4, 2011, on file with CMD
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  54. NetChoice, About Us, organizational website, accessed August 8, 2011
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  57. 57.0 57.1 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
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  60. Brendan Fischer, ALEC Struggles in Kansas City, PRWatch, May 6, 2014.
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