Meet ALEC — and Nick Rathod, the guy fighting back
For decades, corporations have found Republicans ready to do their bidding thanks to a shadowy outfit known as ALEC. But Nick Rathod, a preacher’s son, has a plan to fight back.
The State Innovation Exchange, SiX, is a new “action tank” that aims to achieve long-term progressive policy gains in states and localities across the US. Elected officials and staff across the country are writing legislation that will shape America’s future. SiX provides trusted, expert resources to inform and enhance that work, building the legislative wing of the progressive movement. SiX aims to encourage cross-pollination among states, providing a platform for the best ideas to spread and grow. The group is an ally in tough fights, and it provides cover in places where its resources make the biggest impact.
With a SiX account, users can access a legislative library, follow the activity of key legislators, and track issues as they evolve in each of the states. It’s an unprecedented set of tools designed to ensure the best thinking on current issues is used to advance progressive legislation in all 50 states.