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.


Bolick, Shawnna

Shawnna Bolick was a member of the Arizona House of Representatives from 2019–23, where she served on the Elections and Federal Relations committees and as vice chair of the Ways and Means Committee. Before being elected in 2018, she worked for multiple right-wing politicians and think tanks.


Claremont Institute

Founded in 1979, the Claremont Institute has long provided a national refuge for serious conservative scholars to come together. As an organization, it provides fellowships to educate conservative influencers, supports legal action through briefs and lawsuits, and publishes the Claremont Review of Books.


Council for National Policy

The Council for National Policy (CNP) is a Christian Right influence organization that has set the movement’s agenda for decades, focusing on political strategy, media, and grassroots organizing. CNP describes itself as bringing “together the country’s most influential conservative leaders in business, government, politics, religion, and academia to hear and learn from policy experts on a wide range of issues.”


Roman, Lori

Lori Roman is president of the American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU), an organization founded as a “constructive alternative” or counterpoint to the liberal American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACRU has dubbed officials who implement pandemic-related safety precautions such as mask wearing “crisis tyrants.”