This article defines ALEC and makes suggestions for a progressive counter balance or push back of these extreme right wing ideals.
Progressive States Network's mission is to drive public policy debates and change the political landscape in the United States by focusing on attainable and progressive state level actions. It does this by providing coordinated research support for a network of State legislators, their staffs and constituencies, in order to equip them with coherent logistical and strategic advocacy tools necessary for advancing key progressive economic and social policies. About the Author Return to Table of Contents Nathan Newman, Progressive States Policy Director, is a lawyer and Ph.D. with an extensive history of supporting local policy campaigns, from coalition organizing work to drafting legislation. Previous to coming to Progressive States, he was Associate Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, Program Director of NetAction's Consumer Choice Campaign, co-director of the UC-Berkeley Center for Community Economic Research, and a labor and employment lawyer. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley and has written extensively about public policy and the legal system in a range of academic and popular journals.