To our public members,
If you haven’t been contacted by activists demanding you sever your ties with ALEC, you will be
soon.A coalition of opportunistic unions, liberal foundations and activists are working to relegateALEC to the sidelines of the economic policy debates happening in every statehouse in America.This campaign is brought to you by the same people who continually advocate for more andmore European-style economic policies that will keep us mired in slow growth.In the wake of these attacks, I want to reassure you that not only are we aggressively fightingthis campaign; we are redoubling our efforts to address the two biggest challenges facing thiscountry: job creation and economic growth.
In sharp contrast to what’s happening in Washington, policymakers at the state level aremaking headway in tackling the nation’s problems.
Fostering the healthy and necessaryexchange of solutions-oriented ideas is
why ALEC exists.
It’s also why the activists are
up in arms.They know that our collective work in promoting and passing resolutions to reign in Obamacareis a threat to their greatest cause. They are troubled by the fact that we have partnered with
you, America’s state legislators, to research and develop better, more effective public policies –
legislation that creates a more transparent, accountable government, policies that place apriority on free enterprise and consumer choice, and tax policies that are fair, simple and thatspur the kind of competitiveness that puts Americans back to work.
The principles of free-market enterprise, limited government and federalism have never beenmore important than they are today. Now more than ever, policymakers need an organizationlike ALEC to foster the open exchange of ideas in state government where all the action willtake place as Congress remains gridlocked for the foreseeable future.Thank you for your support as we refocus to deliver sound policy solutions that increaseeconomic growth and job creation.Be assured that I will keep you updated on our campaign, but in the meantime, please let usknow if there is anything we can do for you in the coming days and weeks.
Sincerely,Rep. Dave Frizzell