Private companies fund ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) to hold secretive meetings that bring corporate lobbyists together with your state lawmakers. One of those meetings is taking place in Grand Rapids, Michigan this weekend. During ALEC meetings, lobbyists and politicians vote as equals on “model bills,” drafted by ALEC. These bills often sacrifice your rights to benefit the bottom lines of the group’s wealthy corporate donors. Here are four things to remember about ALEC politicians.