Press Release

ALEC, Guardian Correspondence

Contact: Shana Sally
[email protected]

Below is the correspondence between Ed Pilkington and American Legislative Exchange Council Senior Director of Public Affairs Bill Meierling. Mr. Pilkington’s story was well balanced, and we appreciate the opportunity to engage in discussion with The Guardian. However, a number of subsequent articles published by other outlets have inaccurately characterized both Mr. Pilkington’s report and the attached business documents relevant to his story.

In the interest of transparency, the exact exchange between Pilkington and Meierling is included below:


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