Sunday, December 8, 2013

ALEC in New Mexico

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.”

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) brings together nearly 2,000 state legislators with hundreds of corporate leaders and lobbyists from the world’s most powerful corporations to secretly draft model 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. 

But 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 the country.

ALEC is alive and well in New Mexico and we’re turning up the heat on legislators and companies to get out.

In 2012 ALEC's state chairman, Rep. Paul Bandy, proudly boasted to us that New Mexico's ALEC caucus is much larger than that already exposed.  

So in 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.
Learn more about ALEC at

Scroll up/down within the spreadsheet to view the full list.  Use the "Contributor" and "Donated to" filter buttons to find contributions by politicians or ALEC member.

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