American Legislative Exchange Council

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was founded in 1973 by Henry Hyde, Lou Barnett, and Paul Weyrich. It is currently led by CEO Lisa Nelson and Florida State Representative Daniel Perez, who serves as the board’s 2023 national chair.


Conservative Partnership Institute

The Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) was founded in 2017 by former congressman and retired Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who is quoted on the organization’s homepage as saying he “started CPI to be a bulwark against the Swamp and a support system for conservatives looking to do the right thing.”



DonorsTrust is a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1999 by Whitney Ball, a libertarian who had held key roles at the Cato Institute and the Philanthropy Roundtable, as well as being a board member of the State Policy Network (SPN). Mother Jones calls DonorsTrust the “dark-money ATM of the conservative movement” since it was set up explicitly to allow investors to bankroll institutions and activities while obscuring their own identities.


Federalist Society

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies (commonly known as the Federalist Society) is a right-wing legal organization consisting of “over 65,000 legal professionals and others interested in current intellectual and practical developments in the law.” It also claims to have a students’ division with more than 10,000 members.



About FreedomWorks is a right-wing political advocacy organization connected to the FreedomWorks Foundation and FreedomWorks for America, a super PAC. According to its website, it “exists to build, educate, and mobilize the largest network of activists advocating the principles of smaller government, lower taxes, free markets, personal liberty and the rule of law.”  FreedomWorks was … Read more