In addition to the multiple meetings across the United States, the American Legislative Exchange Council also promotes their extremist right wing agenda through:
Monthly magazine issued to members
Email newsletters issued to members
Amicus briefs before all levels of the court system in the Untied States
Letters written to the leaders of the US Congress promoting ALEC agendas
Editorials published in local newspapers promoting the ALEC agenda
Written and verbal ALEC "expert" testimony before government officials,
on various corporate issues around the world
From a 1992 ALEC brochure
ALEC's goal is to ensure that legislative members are fully armed with the information, research and ideas they need to win in the legislative arena. Its publications keep members up-to-date on emerging trends and provide in-depth analyses on issues at the state level.
And they promise their "legislatively challenged" US members that they will be to help them pass the extremist right wing ALEC agenda - just with a request through email or a phone call. Basically it is a "Have ALEC propaganda, Will Travel" to any state legislature across the US.
In ALEC’s ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, AND ECONOMICS: A Guide for State Legislators, The Fifth Edition it states:
It is our hope that this guide will help state legislators as they engage in climate change and energy debates in state houses around the country. As you engage in these debates and if ALEC can help, please contact Daniel Simmons, ALEC’s Natural Resources Task Force Director, at 202-466-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org and I will assist you in any way possible.
This monthly magazine highlights the efforts of legislators and/or private sector members in regards to model legislation. ALEC’s staff would be delighted to assist you in connecting with these legislative or private sector champions.
The following benefits will be extended to Legacy Members, after the Charter membership limit is met:
Direct access to a designated ALEC staff member for assistance.
2005 State Legislators’ Guide to Health Insurance Solutions and Glossary
Now is the time to act. You have a mandate from your constituencies to tackle health insurance problems. The Council for Affordable Health Insurance and the American Legislative Exchange Council exist to help you find solutions. Use this Guide, and use us, too.
For further information contact Jim Frogue, Health and Human Services Task Force Director, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), at 202-466-3800,
ALEC is here to help you.
Please contact Amy Kjose at (202) 742-8510 or email@example.com.
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ALEC’s policy staff provides research, policy analysis, scholarly articles, reference materials, legislative bill tracking, and expert testimony on a wide spectrum of issues.
For the legislator that is so challenged – they can’t interpret ALEC “copy and paste” legislation – we will send an expert from Washington to Alaska to cover your ALEC butt – becauseALECcan.
Here's an example from 2010 when ALEC sent a staffer from Washington DC to Alaska to push the extremist ALEC right wing agenda - because evidently, their member couldn't get the job done.
ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE
HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE
March 11, 2010
mp3 file is available for the two hour meeting.
SUBJECT – Hearing on HJR35
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 35
Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska
prohibiting passage of laws that interfere with direct payments
for health care services and the right to purchase health care
insurance from a privately owned company, and that compel a
person to participate in a health care system.
POSITION STATEMENT: Provided comments in favor of HJR 35
CHRISTIE HERRERA, Director
Health and Human Services Task Force
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
POSITION STATEMENT: Provided comments in favor of HJR 35.
CHRISTIE HERRERA, Director, Health and Human Services Task
Force, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), relayed
that the ALEC applauds HJR 35 - which is modeled after "our own,
'freedom of choice in healthcare Act,' now in ... 38 states"
because the ALEC believes that it will ensure continued access
to health services; that when government controls healthcare
dollars, it makes treatment decisions based on what's best for
government; and that patients, not bureaucrats, should decide
what's best for patients. The ALEC also applauds HJR 35 because
the ALEC believes that the resolution would stop mandates that
just don't work. She indicated that although the ALEC believes
it's important for people to have health insurance coverage, it
also believes that a government requirement to purchase it would
be ineffective, bureaucratic, and costly. For example, in
Massachusetts, which has mandated the purchase of health
insurance since 2006, such insurance cost 40 percent more than
in the rest of the country], a third of the population still
doesn't have coverage, it's harder for the newly-insured to see
a physician, emergency room usage has increased by 17 percent,
and legislators expect a $2 billion to $4 billion shortfall over
the next decade.
MS. HERRERA relayed that the ALEC also believes that HJR 35
would help Alaskans shield themselves from the proposed federal
healthcare-reform legislation, and from any attempt by the State
of Alaska to prohibit direct payment for medical care, and that
it would result in a federalism clash if Congress passes a law
that either forces people to purchase insurance or prohibits
direct payments. On the latter point, she offered her
understanding that the U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled in
favor of the states when they take steps to protect their
citizens' freedoms. She then offered her belief that the
problem of people seeking medical services but refusing to
purchase health insurance is going to exist anyway regardless of
whether HJR 35 passes and its proposed changes to the Alaska
State Constitution are then ratified by the voters; "even if ...
a mandate did solve the 'free-rider' problem, we would still be
forced to pay for the newly-insured with subsidies to purchase
the required insurance," she added, and offered her
understanding of what the provisions of the proposed federal
healthcare-reform legislation might entail and how they might
affect a low-income family of four.
MS. HERRERA offered her belief that HJR 35 won't affect federal
programs - such as Medicare and Medicaid - or that it would tie
the hands of legislators thereby preventing them from addressing
possible changes to such federal programs. Instead, she
ventured, HJR 35 would ensure that the cornerstone of any future
reforms is the preservation of patients' rights. She offered
her understanding that a study performed by the Cato Institute
estimates that the proposed federal healthcare-reform
legislation would require more than 100 million Americans to
drop their existing coverage and buy more expensive coverage
that they may not want or need. She concluded by reiterating
that the ALEC applauds HJR 35.
the ALEC applauds HJR 35 - which is modeled after "our own, 'freedom of choice in healthcare Act,'
she offered her understanding
She then offered her belief
she added, and offered her understanding
MS. HERRERA offered her belief
She offered her understanding
She concluded by reiterating that the ALEC applauds HJR 35
SHE WORKS FOR ALEC.
SHE IS PAID FOR BY ALEC
SHE IS A MOUTHPIECE OF ALEC
SHE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ALASKA!!!!
SHE ONLY CARE ABOUT
”ALEC MODEL LEGISLATION”
"our own, 'freedom of choice in healthcare Act,'
”ALEC MODEL LEGISLATION”
"our own, 'freedom of choice in healthcare Act,'