The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) might have been dumped by 26 corporations and four non-profit organizations, but that hasn’t stopped 21 of these corporations and two of the non-profits from continuing to date “The Other ALECs.” Put another way, the romantic relationship between state legislators and corporate lobbyists hasn’t been eroded in the United States. Indeed, the relationship is still in its full throes and the Valentine’s Day cards continue to be passed.
List of Corporations Who Have Dumped ALEC, But Still Dating Other ALECs Corporations 1.) Coca-Cola - NGA, SGAC, NCSL, SLLF 2.) Kraft - SGAC, NCSL, CSG, SLLF 3.) Intuit - NCSL, CSG, SLLF, NGA 4.) McDonald's - SGAC, CSG, SLLF 5.) Mars - SGAC, NCSL 6.) Reed Elsevier - SGAC, NCSL 7.) American Traffic Solutions - SLLF 8.) Blue Cross, Blue Shield - CSG, NGA 9.) Yum! Brands, Inc. - NCSL 10.) Procter and Gamble - SGAC, NCSL, CSG, SLLF, NGA 11.) Scantron - NGA 12.) Amazon - NGA 13.) Medtronic - CSG 14.) Walmart - SGAC, NCSL, CSG, SLLF, NGA 15.) Johnson & Johnson - NCSL, CSG, NGA 16.) Dell Computers - NCSL 17.) John Deere - SGAC 18.) CVS - SGAC, NCSL, SLLF, NGA 19.) Hewlett-Packard - SGAC, CSG, NGA 20.) Best Buy - SGAC, NCSL, NGA 21.) ExpressScripts - CSG Non-Profits 21.) Gates Foundation - SLLF 22.) Lumina Foundation - NCSL, NGA For extra context, see the following: http://www.desmogblog.com/alec-wasn-t-first-industry-trojan-horse-behind-fracking-disclosure- bill-enter-council-state-governments http://truth-out.org/news/item/9033-subverting-the-statehouse-uncovering-the-other-alecs http://truth-out.org/news/item/9889-exposed-the-other-alecs-corporate-playbook http://truth-out.org/news/item/10169-fossil-fuel-industry-uses-other-alecs-in-plan-to-save-itself http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/top-federal-prosecutor-vows-crackdown-corrupt-state-legislators/ story?id=11926099&singlePage=true#.T5x1aMRYsmk http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20050815&slug=ncsl15m http://hosted2.ap.org/VAPET/1a802a32f7f24f79935547d254f9a7ea/Article_2012-07-08- South%20Portico/id-2725fe15c62441b3809e7b2222446310
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