The Ugly Facts about ALEC

  • Each corporate member pays a tax deductable, annual fee of between $7,000 and $25,000.

  • Task force participation by corporations means additional fees apply, from $2,500 to $10,000 each year.

  • State legislators pay $50 in annual membership dues (less than 2% of ALEC income).

  • State legislators and corporate lobbyists vote as equals on model legislation that corporations want.

  • Legislators bring the model bills back to their state houses across the land, and introduce the bills as their own, without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on those bills.

  • Because ALEC claims to be an educational, rather than a lobbyist organization, legislators can use public funds to attend meetings (they received $3 million in public funds in one year).

  • ALEC enjoys tax-exempt status while accepting grants from foundations, corporations, and other donors (Exxon Mobile gave $1.4 million from 1998-2009).

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