WASHINGTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chip Rogers, Georgia State Senate Majority Leader and Treasurer of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), issued the following statement today:
"When I began my career in public service, I believed I could make a meaningful difference by promoting pro-growth policies so that Georgia becomes the most business friendly state in the nation, creating jobs, and allowing our citizens to keep more of what they earn. These reasons are exactly why I joined the American Legislative Exchange Council. And today I proudly serve as its Treasurer.
"The intimidation campaign being waged against ALEC – and by extension me and my fellow legislative members, more than 2,000 strong, from both sides of the aisle and all 50 states – is simply wrong. It's disingenuous, driven by extremists, and ultimately destined to fail. Truth and solutions always wins out over deception and distractions.
"ALEC's decision to rededicate our focus on the principles of economic freedom leaves no question as to what this organization stands for and what defines it. It also serves as an open invitation to the attackers to have a sincere debate on the issues that matter most. I stand with ALEC, and together we stand ready to defend our guiding principles of free markets and limited government, which is what our nation needs now more than ever."
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the nation's largest nonpartisan individual membership association of state legislators, with over 2,000 state legislators across the nation and more than 100 alumni members in Congress. ALEC's mission is to promote free markets, limited government, and federalism throughout the states.