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The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has a project to 'expose ALEC'. ALEC is the American Legislative Exchange Council, a United States non-profit made up of free market advocates and fiscally conservative politicians. The organization began in the late 1970s and continues to this day with upwards of 140 legislators among its ranks.
The CMD's project is a collection of bills and actions taken by members of ALEC that the CMD considers wasteful or inappropriate. As a whole the UMD claims that ALEC is a political-corporate partnership that is "reshaping our democracy, state by state". While the project has had criticism, it has been awarded the Sidney Award, the Izzy Award and, the Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award.