The stupid web person at ALEC put them out there in public view, when they should not have - and then pulled them off, but only after I had copied down the information and made a few screen shots for sharing.
These screens are probably in the secret, member only section of ALEC.
Pages and pages and pages - hidden from view.
In true ALEC fashion - hidden from public view.
Hidden in a secret place on the ALEC webpage where only special secret, conniving, special people can access them.
I can't imagine that they went to all the work of designing them and then didn't publish them somewhere.
Here's what it costs (in addition to tens of thousand of $$'s for ALEC corporate dues and lobbyist membership fees to ALEC task forces) for corporations to meet secretively with our state legislators, with the intent of writing, sponsoring, introducing and promoting pro-corporate legislation - written of, for and by the corporations.
Here are the real numbers, with my guesstimates of totals for the
ALEC Annual Meetingto be held inChicagoAugust 7 - 9.
Three days - three nightsIt is their 40th Birthday!!!
How much are corporations willing to pay
to meet with (BUY) your legislator
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
OUT OF THE EYE OF THE PUBLIC
To write, discuss and vote on ALEC pro-corporate "model legislation"
THAT DESTROYS YOUR LIFE!!!!!
To write, discuss and vote on ALEC "model legislation"
THAT DESTROYS OUR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC,
REPRESENTATION OF/BY/FOR THE PEOPLE!!!How much does it cost for corporations to have private, secretive, unregulated meetings with YOUR American Legislative Exchange Council legislator?
based on ALEC screenshots
One time payola$15,000 - put your logo on the hotel room keys$50,000 - for the incoming chairs reception
$15,000 - for lanyards for the name badges$15,000 - for meeting bags$10,000 - Sponsor Internet in the Rooms -$105,000 TOTAL
There will probably be a couple of theseGeneral Sponsorship – President Level ($100,000)$200,000 TOTAL
Figure a minimum of 12 of these$40,000 to sponsor a workshop$480,000 TOTALFigure probably 10 each of these:For the conferenceGold Sponsor - $100,000
Silver Sponsor - $50,000Bronze Sponsor - $25.000Director - $10,000$1,850,000 TOTALA couple of theseIllinois Welcome Reception – Gold Sponsor ($100,000)
Illinois Welcome Reception – Silver Sponsor ($50,000, probably - not listed)
Illinois Welcome Reception – Bronze Sponsor ($25,000)$250,000 TOTAL
Wow! (must be a NICE reception)Leadership Reception - $100,000$100,000 TOTAL
A couple of theseChairman's Reception - $25,000$50,000 TOTAL
A couple of theseBoard Reception - $10,000$20,000 TOTALA couple of these
A couple of theseAward Honoree Reception - $20,000$40,000 TOTAL
A couple of theseExhibit Hall Reception - $10,000$20,000 TOTALInternational Reception – $30,000$60,000 TOTALSix of theseRefreshment Breaks - $5,000$30,000 TOTALThree of theseLuncheon Sponsor - $50,000$150,000 TOTAL$3,355,000 TOTAL So FarPLUS500 past and present ALEC membersOn full corporate paid scholarshipsRegistration paid forLuxurious accommodations paid forAirfare paid forParking paid for$1,050,000 TOTAL$4,405,000.00 TOTAL So FarPRIVATE Lobbyist Sponsorship"State Night" Parties
$4,000 - $8,000 for each state - 50 states
$200,000 TOTAL - MINIMUM
$4,605,000.00 TOTAL So Far
$1,500 a piece
$4,650,000.00 TOTAL So Far
PLUSAll paid for with Corporate SponsorshipsSome corporations must have already picked up the tab for theLeadership DinnerBreakfasts (3)Awards Banquet ReceptionThomas Jefferson Freedom Award Banquet40th Anniversary Dance and Reception40th Anniversary Opening ReceptionTask Force ReceptionFounders LunchMultiple Hospitality Suites
The Kiddie Kongress
where they brainwash the kids
and the parents are NOT allowed to visit - note below from previous years.
"ACCENT on Children's Arrangements, Inc. will provide exciting children's programs for the ALEC 2011 annual meeting. The children and young adults in the program will be entertained and cared for all day with activities tailored to meet their needs. Please note that these programs are for children only. Parents and/or caretakers are not allowed to accompany the child(ren) in the Activity Center or the off-site Youth Tours. American Legislative Exchange Council can offer parents a safe and secure, child-pleasing and educational experience for their children.""Educational Experience" - training Koch lobbyists at the ALEC Kiddie KongressPLUSALL PAID FOR BY CORPORATIONSIF they replicate the 1998 Chicago Annual MeetingALEC Family Night Extravaganza at the Chicago Navy Pier500 past and present ALEC meetings – their spouses and childrenMixed Golf TournamentTennis Round-Robin Tournament and ClinicShooting Sports Event