ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much
more powerful than that.
ALEC is “the most influential corporate-funded political
force most of American has never heard of.”
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) brings
together nearly 2,000 state legislators with hundreds of corporate
lobbyists from the world’s most powerful corporations to secretly draft
legislation that benefits the corporate bottom-line.
They wine and dine
legislators who then bring this "model legislation" back to states,
including New Mexico, where they introduce it without ever disclosing
the hidden source or benefactors of this corporate-made legislation. Most notably, they drafted and fed the NRA’s “Stand Your
Ground” laws that led to the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida.
they are also behind recent “Right to Work For Less” laws in Wisconsin and
Michigan, private prisons and voter suppression laws in New Mexico and across
ALEC is alive and well in New Mexico and we’re turning up
the heat on legislators and companies to get out.
ALEC's state chairman, Rep. Paul Bandy, proudly boasted to us that New
Mexico's ALEC caucus is much larger than that already exposed.
2013, we've started exploring contributions from ALEC companies to New
Mexico politicians. We're following the money to exposed more ALEC
influence in New Mexico.
In just two campaign cycles, known ALEC companies gave more than $1,000,000 to help elect New Mexico politicians. Use our tables below to follow the money from each corporation to each legislator.