The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) acts as a mouthpiece to promote special-interest legislation from corporations on issues that range from rolling back environmental and consumer protections to protecting Big Tobacco. For years the tobacco industry has been one of ALEC's chief underwriters. The nation's major tobacco companies have given large cash contributions in the range of $200,000 a year, sponsored golf and tennis events at ALEC meetings, and paid legal bills for them. In fact, in some years the money ALEC received just from tobacco "sponsorships"; overshadowed all other sponsor contributions combined.
If ALEC appears in your community, call ANR for technical assistance at 510-841-3032.
ALEC donors include: