Annotated Works Cited: ALEC

2016 House and Senate Campaign Finance. (n.d.). Retrieved January 13, 2017.

About ALEC. (n.d.). Retrieved January 19, 2017.
A definition of ALEC by ALEC. This was a useful source because it allowed us insight into how ALEC viewed/attempted to portray itself.

ALEC editorial staff. (Unknown publish date). Lisa B. Nelson. Retrieved January 10, 2017.

ALEC Exposed. (n.d.). Retrieved January 04, 2017.
ALEC Exposed is a website with the purpose of showing all the details of ALEC’s actions and dealings and giving that information to the general public.

Bottari, M. (2015, December 2). ALEC Invites Politicians to ”Plan Your 2016 Agenda” at Scottsdale Confab. Retrieved January 19, 2017.

Bottari, M. (2015, May 30). The ALEC-Backed War on Local Democracy. Retrieved January 19, 2017.

Bottari, M., & Fischer, B. (2013, April 03). Efforts to Deliver ‘Kill Shot’ to Paid Sick Leave Tied to ALEC. Retrieved January 11, 2017.

Bradner, E. (2016, November 13). Ryan: ‘We are not planning on erecting a deportation force’ Retrieved January 14, 2017.

Cama, T., & Wilson, M. R. (2016, October 06). Groups accuse ALEC, Exxon of tax violations. Retrieved January 04, 2017.
Written by T. Cama and M. R. Wilson, this article is about ALEC and ExxonMobil coming under fire by the C.M.D.C.C. (the Center for Media Democracy and Common Cause,) claiming that ALEC is not a nonprofit legislator education group, but a corporate lobbying group, and that they are in violation of their 501(c)3 status. The information could be useful for a narrative essay and the movie poster.

Covert, Bryce (2013, July 3). 6 Dangerous ALEC-Backed Bills Beyond Stand Your Ground Laws. Retrieved January 10, 2017.

Elk, M., & Sloan, B. (2015, June 29). The Hidden History of ALEC and Prison Labor. Retrieved January 05, 2017.
This article is about how the company is being exposed and telling the world about their truth behind ALEC. The article main focus is their shadiness of ALEC and prisons. Many people in the world that prisoners go to jail because of the crime they have created which is true. However ALEC has a major role. Many of the prisoners in jail work to only make 20 cents or not even make anything in a hour. Since they are in jail they have to do what the officer is telling them and the officer listens to the bills and corporations. ALEC has helped create some of the toughest sentencing laws in the books of today.

Fischer, B. (2013, July 17). Time to Repeal ALEC/NRA Stand Your Ground Laws. Retrieved January 19, 2017.

Fischer, B. (2014, July 31). Paid Sick Day Campaigns Gain Traction as ALEC Allies Push Back. Retrieved January 19, 2017.

General Motors. (unavailable). GM Corporate Newsroom – United States – Images. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
General Motors is a company that designs, sells, and manufactures vehicles and vehicle parts. It was also a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council. This specific source is owned by GM, and is an image gallery.

Hall, M. (2013, April 4). ALEC’s ‘Kill-Shots’ for Paid Sick Leave. Retrieved January 19, 2017.

Henry, D. (2015, August 7). Shell to leave ALEC over climate change stance. Retrieved January 3, 2017.

Hertel-Fernandez, Alexander. & Skocpol, Theda. (2016, August 3) Democrats are losing to Republicans at the state level, and badly. Here’s why. Retrieved January 05, 2017.

Hiltzik, M. (2016, August 1). Why is AARP cozying up to the right-wing group ALEC while big corporations flee? Retrieved January 04, 2017.

Holcomb, B. (2012, March 24). Cause & Effect – Does ALEC and the NRA have Blood on it’s hands with the death of Trayvon Martin? Retrieved January 04, 2017.

Home. (n.d.). Retrieved January 04, 2017.

Hope, E. (2015, December 3). Paul Ryan, ALEC Mouthpiece, Sets Agenda for “More Confident America”. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
Hope wrote the article based on her opinion of senator Paul Ryan and his plan for the future of America. The article contains information on Ryan’s link to the American Legislative Exchange Council, as well as a summary of what his plan includes.

How ALEC Serves As A ‘Dating Service’ For Politicians And Corporations. (2013, December 10). Retrieved January 04, 2017.

IRS. (2014, October).Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, Year 2013[PDF]. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
This is a PDF copy of the tax exemption form filed by ALEC for the year of 2013. It contains the revenue of ALEC, who supported them, and the people that manage money for them. This information could be useful for a definition or cause and effect essay.

Jilani, Z. (2016, August 08). Corporate Front Group ALEC Pushing For Repeal Of Paid Sick Day Laws Nationwide. Retrieved January 19, 2017.

Levine, M. (2016, October 10). Education or Lobbying? The ALEC-Exxon Relationship as Test Case. Retrieved January 04, 2017.

Mcintire, M. (2012, April 21). Conservative Nonprofit Acts as a Stealth Business Lobbyist. Retrieved January 04, 2017.
The article walks you through numerous examples of ALEC’s interference in Government and state affairs and helped by giving solid and specific facts from a reliable source for use in essays.

Macomber, L. (2014, February 01). Does ALEC Want You to Work Even if You’re Sick? Retrieved January 19, 2017.

Nichols, J. (2015, June 29). ALEC Exposed. Retrieved January 04, 2017.
Nichols wrote this article to introduce the website, “ALEC Exposed,” and to give a brief description on what the website is all about. This article is useful to gain a basic understanding on the general views on ALEC, and the views of ALEC Exposed. This website is very toward trying the let the truth of ALEC out and there lies.

Pilkington, E., & Goldenberg, S. (2013, December 03). ALEC facing funding crisis from donor exodus in wake of Trayvon Martin row. Retrieved January 04, 2017.
Pilkington and Goldberg wrote the article about the 40th annual meeting of ALEC, and how it was discussed there that they had lost more than 60 corporations and 400 legislators after the Trayvon Martin shooting. The article details how the model for the “Stand Your Ground” law in Florida originated from the ALEC/NRA partnership. They also talk about how after the shooting, ALEC’s income has fallen short of it’s goals and that they are facing a potential funding crisis.

Poppick, S. (2016, March 21). Just how far would Americans go to avoid the IRS? Retrieved January 13, 2017.
This article contains the results of two polls, one asking Americans to rank famous people they like more than the IRS, and asking them what they would do to get out of paying taxes. It also contains an image of the head of the IRS, John Koskinen. The picture of Koskinen was used in the movie poster.

Protecting “the Lifeblood of Our Democracy”. (n.d.). Retrieved January 19, 2017.

Larson, E. (1988, June 1). Captive Company.

A Brief History Of State Of The Union Speech No. 5. (2014, January 28). Retrieved January 13, 2017.

Quinn, Melissa (2016, September 18). The Woman Behind the Group the Left Loves to Hate.

Riley, T., Feeney, L., & Light, J. (2012, September 28). Interactive Map: Is Your State Legislator a Member of ALEC? Retrieved January 13, 2017.

Scola, N. (2012, April 14). Exposing ALEC: How Conservative-Backed State Laws Are All Connected. Retrieved January 3, 2017.

Sloan, B. (2015, May 19). Identifying Businesses That Profit From Prison Labor. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
This article talks about the three ways a corporation can be involved in inmate labor, and   how your 401(k) funds these programs. It also contains a large list of corporations that are directly involved, and is categorized by what type of company it is. This information could be useful for someone writing a cause and effect essay, and could contain “producers” for the movie poster.

Staff, R. W. (2011, July). ALEC: The Voice of Corporate Special Interests in State Legislatures. Retrieved January 04, 2017.

Stand Your Ground Laws. (n.d.). Retrieved January 19, 2017.

Stanford, J. (2013, September 13). Bush’s ‘Texas Miracle’ debunked, Lone Star State sparks anti-testing revolution. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
The article is about how George W. Bush started a controversial new way of standardized testing that was supposed to bring test scores up in african american and hispanic communities. Instead it resulted in major loss of students from schools, and backlash from teachers nation wide. It also includes a high resolution image of Bush for use in our poster.

Strassmann, M., & Hirschkorn, P. (2012, June 30). Who is ALEC? Retrieved January 04, 2017.

Strauss, V. (2012, September 27). The United States of ALEC. Retrieved January 04, 2017.

Strauss, V. (2012, May 2). Ravitch: A primer on the group driving school reform. Retrieved January 04, 2017.
Diane Ravitch is an education historian, and this article is about a series of letters between her and her co-author Deborah Meier on her blog. The topic was education and ALEC came up in the discussion.

Sullivan, L. (2010, October 28). Prison Economics Help Drive Ariz. Immigration Law. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
This article talks about how in Arizona, the law SB 1070 passed. This law passed to benefit many of their leaders known as corporations. This law was also to just arrest people. ALEC came in to arrest them just to make money of many undocumented people. When the law was approved many people and activist protest and began to say they were going to boycott corporations because this was benefiting them. This law send hundreds and hundreds of undocumented people to prison where as before this was never done.

Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act of 2010. (n.d.). Retrieved January 19, 2017.

Texas ALEC Politicians. (n.d.). Retrieved January 16, 2017.

Understanding ALEC And Its Influence In U.S. Politics. (n.d.). Retrieved January 19, 2017.

(2016, August 08). How ALEC Legislators Are Fueling Efforts To Block Paid Sick Leave And Other Pro-Worker Policies. Retrieved January 19, 2017.

The United States of ALEC: Bill Moyers on the Secretive Corporate-Legislative Body Writing Our Laws. (2012, September 27). Retrieved January 19, 2017.

What is ALEC? (n.d.). Retrieved January 19, 2017.

Willis, R. (2016, June 20). ALEC groups fund Ga. primary fights. Retrieved January 05, 2017.
The article by Willis talks about ALEC’s involvement with the Georgia district 17 representative seat race and the “school takeover” proposal for district 17. The names of prominent US representatives and senators, as well as other politicians related to ALEC can be found in this article.

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