Press Release

Returning Power to the States: State Lawmakers Gather in Georgia for ALEC 49th Annual Meeting

With Washington mired in gridlock and nothing getting done, everyone is looking to the States for solutions

Rise of Federalism 

Atlanta, Ga. – Today, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the nation’s largest and oldest nonpartisan membership organization of state legislators, is holding its 49th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Focusing on the Three “E’s” – education, energy, and the economy, state lawmakers from nearly all 50 states are expected to attend, share best practices, and discuss their policy priorities. Throughout the three-day conference, members will attend workshops, plenary sessions and task force meetings and hear from notable speakers:

  • The Honorable Newt Gingrich
    • Arizona Senate President Karen Fann & ALEC National Chairwoman
    • Scott Rasmussen
    • Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody
    • Vivek Ramaswamy
    • Dr. Arthur Laffer
    • Steve Forbes
    • Andy Puzder
    • Dr. Alveda King
    • Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
    • Virginia Secretary of Education Aimee Guidera
    • And more…

ALEC annual meeting workshops will range from fighting inflation and politicized ESG to cryptocurrency, homeland security and more. The conference will feature policy ideas that address the issues that legislators are going to have to grapple with next January when they get back into session.

“With Washington mired in gridlock and nothing getting done, everyone is looking to the States for solutions – that’s where the real work gets done,” said Arizona Senate President and ALEC National Chairwoman Karen Fann.

Legislators and attendees at this solutions-first meeting will consider 33 model policies on free enterprise and individual liberty in the states.

“Based on some of the trends we are witnessing, it is likely that there will be a significant shift in November with more state legislatures moving toward the ALEC values of limited government, free markets, and federalism,” said ALEC CEO Lisa B. Nelson. “Americans vote on these issues and are paying much closer attention to who is making those decisions and how it impacts their lives. Those are the things that our legislators will come back from our meeting, armed with and ready to talk about.”

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The American Legislative Exchange Council is the largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators in the United States. The Council is governed by state legislators who comprise the Board of Directors and is advised by the Private Enterprise Advisory Council, a group of private, foundation and think tank members. For more information about the American Legislative Exchange Council, please visit: