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Topic - American Legislative Exchange Council

The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, is a non-partisan, ideologically conservative [http://www.alec.org/index.php?id=300], non-profit 501(c)(3) membership association of state legislators and private sector policy advocates. Among other activities, the group assists its members in developing "model laws" for state legislatures and serves as an easy-networking tool for fellow legislators to research how certain policy projects and problems have been handled in other states. ALEC has approximately 2,000 legislative members representing all 50 states, as well as more than 85 members of Congress and 14 sitting or former Governors who are considered "ALEC alumni". While the alumni elected to the United States Congress and as Governors are almost exclusively Republican [http://www.alec.org/news/press-releases/press-releases-2002/november/alec-members-boost-alumni-membership-in-congress.html] [http://www.alec.org/about/alec-alumni-program.html], around one third of ALEC's legislative members are members of the Democratic Party. - Source: Wikipedia

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