American Legislative Exchange Council


The American Legislative Exchange Council is America's largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. Comprised of nearly one-quarter of the country's state legislators and stakeholders from across the policy spectrum, ALEC members represent more than 60 million Americans and provide jobs to more than 30 million people in the United States.


What We Do

ALEC is a forum for stakeholders to exchange ideas and develop real, state-based solutions to encourage growth, preserve economic security and protect hardworking taxpayers.

ALEC ideas and publications are the product of countless hours of research, debate and discussion and serve as a toolkit for anyone who wants to increase the effectiveness and reduce the size, reach and cost of government.

ALEC is proud to offer real solutions to the top issues facing the states, and the strength of the ALEC family is proof that good ideas are better when shared.

T.W. Lewis Foundation Support

T.W. Lewis Foundation is proud to support ALEC and its support of the principles of limited government, free markets and federalism.


Not only does ALEC give me a sense of how lawmakers in other states are tackling similar problems, but their research and model policy gives me confidence as I draft and move legislation. - Arizona Representative Vince Leach

At ALEC conferences, discussing and analyzing different policy models with such a diverse group has been an invaluable resource in helping me develop and advance meaningful legislation that supports a vibrant private sector, job creation, and individual freedoms. - Nebraska State Senator Jim Smith


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