Tuesday, April 26, 2005
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the nation’s largest nonpartisan, individual membership organization of state legislators with over 2,400 legislator members from all fifty states.
Being the State Chair for ALEC, I have had the privilege to travel to conferences and meet other state legislators to discuss current issues. Normally there are three major conferences per year the Task Force Conference, the Annual Meeting and the State and Nation Policy Summit (SNPS).
This year the Task Force meeting will be held in Savannah (this weekend). The Annual Meeting will be in Grapevine Texas, and the SNPS is usually in Washington D.C..
The Conference will have meetings of the following Task Force's:
Commerce, Insurance & Economic Development
Health & Human Services
Tax & Fiscal Policy
Telecommunications & Information Technology
How it Started - More than a quarter century ago, a small group of state legislators and conservative policy advocates met in Chicago to implement a vision: A bipartisan membership association for conservative state lawmakers who shared a common belief in limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty. Their vision and initiative resulted in the creation of a voluntary membership association for people who believed that the government closest to the people was fundamentally more effective, more just, and a better guarantor of freedom than the distant, bloated federal government in Washington, D.C.
I believe in education. I believe it is continual, that is why I volunteer for this organization to help educate our legislators on the issues, and to remind them of the constitutional principles on which this country was founded, so they (we) can make decisions based on fact and not hype.
By RLF at 12:53 PM