1A What Is ALEC? January 24, 2019 35 min The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has been around since 1973. Even if you're not sure what it does, chances are you've been impacted by laws it's helped pass at the state level.We looked into ALEC's impact on our democracy as part of our week of audience-selected shows.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to our podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1a.