Finding ALEC members is a time consuming job - attempted by many, and the rewards are few.
It's hard to find and report on something that is intentionally hidden from the public view.
Finding ALEC Corporate sector / private sector members is a challenge also - cause they don't advertise that they go out and buy legislators - sounds too un-American, they are ashamed of their actions also.
Corporate lobbyist don't brag about their ALEC affiliation - ALEC corporate lobbyists don't go around saying
“Yah, I’m down in New Orleans for the American Legislative Exchange Council meeting. We write legislation, and they pass our ideas. It’s the free market.”Oh, hell - I forgot, yes they do - that's an actual quote from an ALEC corporate lobbyist member.
Anyway - on to the story.
nuke power provider, "the owner of the nation's largest nuclear fleet",
"America's largest nuclear energy company"
If you search for Exelon and ALEC the best you can come up is
Commonwealth Edison Company (now Exelon)
from ALECExposed - an 11 year updated reference going back to the work of
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
You see Exelon doesn't go around telling people they are a member of ALEC.
Exelon doesn't want people to know:
“Yah, I’m down in New Orleans for the American Legislative Exchange Council meeting. We write legislation, and they pass our ideas. It’s the free market.”Well today - while I was moving about the web I found this slide show presentation.
In 2008 - only 6 years ago
August 2008 - ALEC Annual meeting - the big kahuna meeting - in Chicago
The 35th Anniversary of ALEC in it's birthplace - Chicago
by David Brown - SVP Federal Government Affairs at Exelon Corporation
Not flunky lobbyist David Brown - SENIOR VP David Brown.
Big Deal meeting - with big deal speakers and Exelon was there.
Hey Exelon - why don't you brag about your affiliation with ALEC - no press releases - no statements to the press.
Why - are you ashamed, cause you know what you are doing is wrong?