American Legislative Exchange Council

Mission

"The mission of the American Legislative Exchange Council is to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty, through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America's state legislators, members of the private sector, the federal government, and general public; to promote these principles by developing policies that ensure the powers of government are derived from, and assigned to, first the People, then the States, and finally, the Federal Government; to enlist state legislators from all parties and members of the private sector who share ALEC's mission; to conduct a policy making program that unites members of the public and private sectors in a dynamic partnership to support research, policy development, and dissemination activities; to prepare the next generation of political leadership through educational programs that promote the principles of Jeffersonian democracy, which are necessary for a free society." (http://www.alec.org --> About)

Issue areas: State and Local Government
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Council of State Governments

Mission

"Founded on the premise that the states are the best sources of insight and innovation, CSG provides a network for identifying and sharing ideas with state leaders. To this end CSG: builds leadership skills to improve decision-making; advocates multi-state problem solving and partnerships; interprets changing national and international conditions to prepare states for the future; and promotes the sovereignty of the states and their role in the American federal system. " (http://www.csg.org --> About CSG --> FAQ)

Issue areas: State and Local Government 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Mission

"The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.” (http://www.madd.org/about-us/mission/)

Issue areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs | Health | State and Local Government 2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

National League of Cities

Mission

"The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance." (http://www.nlc.org/ --> About NLC)

Issue areas: State and Local Government
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile