The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is holding their Spring Task Force Summit on May 2 – 3, 2013.  Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve “model” bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board.  (ALEC says that corporations do not vote on the board.) Corporations fund almost all of ALEC’s operations.  Participating legislators then bring those proposals home and introduce them in statehouses across the land as their own brilliant ideas and important public policy innovations—without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on the bills. ALEC boasts that it has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law. ALEC describes itself as a “unique,” “unparalleled” and “unmatched” organization. We agree. It is as if a state legislature had been reconstituted, yet corporations had pushed the people out the door.

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By signing this petition, I am committed to educating fellow members as well as the public on what American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is and their purpose.  I am also committed to doing my part and participating in the action planned in Oklahoma City on May 2 and 3 to help have our voices of strong opposition to ALEC heard.