Liberty Mutual – Says NEVER Been an ALEC Member

I found this on the MAPE (Minnesota Association of Professional Employees) web site:

Liberty Mutual is not a contributor to ALEC

Submitted by mcody on December 14, 2012 – 11:31am

Liberty Mutual is not a contributor to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), according to extensive research done by MAPE after recent inquiries by members.

MAPE will continue to work with Liberty Mutual and encourages members to take advantage of the discounts on insurance offered to members by Liberty Mutual. Each year, hundreds of MAPE members find that Liberty Mutual offers rates they can’t get elsewhere. Go to Liberty Mutual’s members-only discount page today for a free quote

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Which led me to this:

MAPE – Minnesota Association of Professional Employees

01/02/2013 | News release

Liberty Mutual has never been member, contributor to ALEC

distributed by noodls on 01/02/2013 14:19

Liberty Mutual is not and has never been a member of or a contributor to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), according to Theresa Peters, MAPE’s direct senior account relations associate, and Liberty Mutual’s legal department. This is true on all levels, national and local, for Liberty Mutual.

“We have never belonged to ALEC,” Peters said. “I have spoken to our legal department a few times about this group (ALEC) and each time they have confirmed for this for me.”

ALEC, a conservative, pro-corporate lobbying group, was linked to more than 60 bills in the Minnesota Legislature in a report last January by Minnesota Common Cause. Notable bills included legislation proposing a right-to-work (RTW) constitutional amendment. Common Cause’s report called the proposed right-to-work constitutional amendment, “Perhaps the most clear example of corporate special interest legislation, RTW dramatically undercuts Minnesota workers and their pocket books while protecting corporate bottom lines at the expense of workers.”

Many members continue to inquire because several websites, not related to ALEC, misrepresent Liberty Mutual’s name and logo.

“I know there are quite a few blogs that list us as having a possible connection, but we haven’t donated to or joined ALEC,” Peters said.

MAPE will continue to work with Liberty Mutual and encourages members to take advantage of the discounts on insurance offered to members by Liberty Mutual. Each year, hundreds of MAPE members find that Liberty Mutual offers rates they can’t get elsewhere.www.mape.org/content/member-benefits

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THEN, I found this:

I’m Dumping State Farm — You Should, Too

August 1, 2012 | by Damned Liberal

My home and autos have been insured by State Farm for decades. When I learned that State Farm belongs to, and funds, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and that they defend their membership in ALEC, I decided to dump State Farm.

It wasn’t easy. Many insurance companies are members of ALEC. Those that aren’t either didn’t offer one of the coverages I need, or their prices were much higher. I decided to give my business to Liberty Mutual. Their combined home/auto coverage is about $200 per year less than State Farm’s (same coverage). ALECexposed includes Liberty Mutual’s name. I contacted them to ask about it and was assured Liberty Mutual does not belong to, or fund, ALEC. As the Liberty Mutual rep. pointed out, the list at ALECexposed does not show “Liberty Mutual” in boldface — only those in bold are current members.

I’m sending this letter to State Farm. If you’re insured by State Farm and don’t appreciate corporations writing legislative bills, I hope you, too will dump State Farm.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ALECexposed includes Liberty Mutual’s name so I contacted them to ask about it and was assured Liberty Mutual does not belong to, or fund, ALEC. As the Liberty Mutual rep. pointed out, the list at ALECexposed does not show “Liberty Mutual” in boldface — only those in bold are current members.

Hmmmmmmmmm….

As the Liberty Mutual rep. pointed out, the list at ALECexposed does not show “Liberty Mutual” in boldface — only those in bold are current members. How did the Liberty Mutual Rep know this?  

Maybe that rep should contact the main office where they are saying:

Never been member,

We have never belonged to ALEC,

“Many members continue to inquire because several websites, not related to ALEC, misrepresent Liberty Mutual’s name and logo.  But we haven’t donated to or joined ALEC,”

NEVER?????

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

1992
ALEC’S PRIVATE SECTOR MEMBERSHIP
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

1993
ALEC Annual Meeting

Ships Are Not Sunk by the Tips of Icebergs: Effects of Universal Health Care on Existing Compensation Systems and Tort Law

Festival AB/Blossom AB

Many proposals have been put forward to provide health care coverage to those currently not insured. Included among the plans are proposals to detach the medical fees portion of workers’ compensation and automobile insurance and merge these into a federally managed health care system.

Panel Presenter:
Peter Rice, Legislative Counsel
Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

Peter Rice is Legislative Counsel at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. He is responsible for Liberty Mutual’s legislative and political activity in the six-state New England Region. He has also involved himself in Liberty’s participation in the national health care reform debate. Prior to joining Liberty Mutual in 1990, Mr. Rice was the first Deputy Commissioner of Insurance in Massachusetts.

Workshop & Education Sponsors
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

ALEC’s Private Sector Members
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

1995
ALEC National Task Force on Insurance

Private Sector Members
Mr. Paul Mattera, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

1997
ALEC Annual Meeting

ALEC Private Sector Members
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

1998
ALEC Annual Meeting

ALEC Private Sector Members
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co

because I can logo