Facts, not Falsehoods, about the American Legislative Exchange Council: Lisa B. Nelson in The Hill
In a nutshell, ALEC improves people’s lives by bringing lawmakers together to exchange ideas, share best practices, and learn from each other.
ALEC CEO Lisa B. Nelson authored a guest column in The Hill addressing the misconceptions about ALEC stemming from far-left progressive organizations, including People for the American Way and the Tides Foundation. In addition to anti-ALEC smear campaigns, Tides has funded shocking pro-Hamas protests in the U.S. over the past few weeks.
In her op-ed, Nelson highlights the positive impact of ALEC model policies that are creating greater opportunity for all Americans.
Earlier this month, during a gathering at Washington, D.C.’s National Portrait Gallery for the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) 50th Anniversary Gala, attendees were met with protestors from People for the American Way, a group founded by the progressive billion-dollar Tides Foundation.
When asked what ALEC was, the protestors we spoke to didn’t know. There seems to be a lot of that going around when it comes to ALEC.
ALEC is the nation’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets, and federalism. Our members represent more than 60 million Americans and work to lower taxes, eliminate burdensome regulations and decrease the size of government to make life a little easier — here’s how.
This year, eight states utilized ALEC’s model policy to provide parents with the educational freedom to choose the school that best fits their son’s or daughter’s individual needs. Another 15 are expected to follow suit by 2025. More than 20 states followed ALEC policy recommendations to cut personal income taxes since 2021 with more on the way — enabling millions of Americans to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks.