State Innovation Exchange

The State Innovation Exchange (SIX), formerly American Legislative and Issue Campaign (ALICE), is a nonprofit organization established in September 2012 by the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[1] The organization provides an online database of model state-level legislation for politicians and activists to replicate and enact in state legislatures. ALICE focuses on providing liberal and progressive model legislation.[2]

The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization is supported by government grants and foundations, but does not receive university funding.[1] COWS receives formal support from the university in the form of tax status.[3]

In 2014, ALICE merged with the Progressive States Network (founded in 2005 by Joel Barkin as another progressive answer to ALEC) and the Center for State Innovation to become the State Innovation Exchange. It is expected to retain ALICE's library of model acts.

See also


  1. ^ a b "On the Capitol: First there was ALEC, now there's progressive-focused ALICE : Wsj". Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  2. ^ "ALICE: A progressive counterpoint to ALEC - Isthmus | The Daily Page". Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  3. ^ Rickert, Chris (October 6, 2012). "Should UW be backing ALICE?". Wisconsin State Journal.

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