ALEC Confirmed!? Pay No Attention to the Men Behind the Curtain.

Artists Statement

By: Jack Nelson, Giuliani Medina, Evelyn Garcia Juarez, and Fargo Smith

It was the mission of my group to create a clear picture for all those not yet informed on the huge part the American Legislation Exchange Council, or ALEC, plays in in our country. More specifically, our question was: How does the partnership between Politicians and members of ALEC shift the balance of power in the United States.

ALEC is an organization of super rich, ultra powerful, and in many cases international corporations, as well as conservative government/state officials and legislators that use loopholes in the legal guidelines of non-profit organizations in tandem with the immense power and wealth of the corporate half to push conservative legislation through the legislative half.

We felt that the existence of ALEC as well as its actions goes against not only the very ideals our country was built upon and attempts to stand for, but also basic morals, due to this we knew we had to report on this topic. This is a very important topic as ALEC, for better or worse, helps to decide what the future of our country will look like, and thus affects the lives of hundreds of millions, and for all its power a relatively small percent of the population is aware of it’s existence and purpose.

Project Sections:

Behind the Scenes:
An essay defining ALEC and explaining it’s purpose, power, members, and more.

The Dirty Truth: How Bills Become Law:
An essay that demonstrates the power and effects of ALEC on the United States Government as well as on the nation and it’s people.

Corruption is a Slippery Slope:
A little story about a bright and gifted senator corrupted and turned against the very citizens he had once sought to help.

Annotated Works Cited:
Where we got our information!

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Erez Frank says:

    Now that you are done researching, if you had to give an answer to who is more powerful, the corporations or the government, what would you say?


  2. London Haines says:

    I love the title of the poster, it express the topic thats will be stated..


  3. Shayla Smith says:

    Very good question erez, I would also like to ask after doing further researcher about ALEC do yo guys know any businesses that you contribute that ALEC does as well, and would u guys continue to support these companies?


    1. luwamkidane says:

      Intriguing question Shayla, I want to know what people are doing to put a stop to ALEC?


  4. I personally didn’t know anything about the ALEC looking throughout the whole project I learned so much from it. well done everyone


  5. Jade Grisby says:

    I love thought out the poster is to your topic


  6. Destiny says:

    do you know who/what companies still support ALEC?


  7. luke says:

    From what ive heard ALEC is the real life illuminaty


  8. Lakaylah says:

    I love how you guys poster looks old, I think it really fits the original poster but with a twist


  9. Lakaylah says:

    I like the quote “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.” It relates to both the Wizard of Oz and ALEC


  10. Chaia Wyatt says:

    Other than the little bit they talked about ALEC in the movie 13th I really had no idea what they did. I think you did a really good job with making a confusing subject a little easier to understand.


  11. Sarah Marlin says:

    Really creative title, and the parallels between the original character and the person you chose to replace them with are really cool.


  12. Lauren Wood says:

    It’s really weird that all this is going on but no one is talking about it


  13. Lauryn Franklin says:

    That was real shady how the lady tried to take them away from the room and not answer their questions. What’s really going on here?


  14. justinowenss says:

    This is hella shady and I didnt even know anything about it! thank you for spreading knowledge 😉


  15. REBECCA LIN says:

    Love how the color matchs in the poster!


  16. Tennessee Tillery says:

    The poster for this project is simply phenomenal, the incorporation of new media while retaining the original style is very well done


  17. Tina says:

    I didn’t know anything about ALEC but after reading this they are really messed up .


  18. YESHI GYAMTSO says:

    The video is hilarious. Great acting and shame how people are willing to do something like this for money!


  19. Marcelo A. says:

    The poster and video were very well made and convey the intended message very accurately. Very interesting stuff to look into!


  20. Devanae adams says:

    I really like the title on the poster it’s really catchy !


  21. Henry Gong says:

    After reading this i feel like it is crazy how American Government is corrupting, the poster is nice


  22. Indigo says:

    How would you fight against ALEC considering that they make everything they are doing “technically” legal?


  23. tenzin nyodrup says:

    even though lot of the major company has left ALEC is the organization still running like before?


  24. tenzin nyodrup says:

    ALEC to me seems like bribing made legal.


  25. Darkius says:

    Really love your movie poster edit, works perfect for your topic


  26. Jasmine says:

    I love this movie poster edit, what made you guys chose this?


  27. Evelyn says:

    I really enjoyed working with my group they helped me be on task and getting my work done


  28. Taisia says:

    I really loved how this group was well put together. it’s a lot of thought put into this


  29. Amber says:

    I really like the poster. It reminds of my childhood, and childrens books with all the bright colors.


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