Teamsters President: “Public is right to be skeptical of ALEC”

From the Detroit News, by James P. Hoffa “Working Americans scored a big victory last week when four corporations withdrew their membership from a secretive group called the American Legislative Exchange Council. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kraft Foods and Intuit listened to their customers and quit ALEC. I hope their example is followed soon by the rest […]

Exclusive: McDonald’s Says It Has Dumped ALEC

From Mother Jones by Andy Kroll   Add another name to the list of corporations who’ve ditched the American Legislative Exchange Council: McDonald’s. “The fast food giant tells Mother Jones that it recently decided to cut ties with ALEC, the corporate-backed group that drafts pro-free-market legislation for state lawmakers around the country.” continue reading–>

Meet The Corporate Members of ALEC’s Task Forces – A Review of Their Backgrounds and Connections

From CNN by Libby Lewis “NRA expands its role from fight for gun rights to conservative causes” CNN reports that the NRA was involved with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) through their representative, “An NRA lobbyist, Tara Mica, helped shepherd a model bill that requires voters to show a photo ID at the polls…Mica […]

ALEC is a Shadowy Organization Which Promotes Corporate Interests and Harms Democracy

From PolicyMic by Phy Tran With the recent controversy of the death of Trayvon Martin, the conservative group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has come under attacks from public interest groups. Consequently, Kraft, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Intuit pulled out their memberships with ALEC, an action lauded as a major victory for liberals. However, it is too soon to […]

Postal Service a Political Target – Ed Schultz

from April 4, here is a segment of The Ed Show where he talks about the USPS.  A lot of this information could have come from Bob Sloan’s expose–he’s ahead of the pack. Watch the video here

More Defections from ALEC – Ed Schultz

Intuit and Kraft foods have joined Coke and Pepsi as the latest two companies to distance themselves from ALEC — the American Legislative Exchange Council — and the extreme right-wing agenda they espouse. Mike Papantonio and Rashad Robinson join Ed to talk about it. Watch it.

Coke and Pepsi Drop Membership in ALEC – The Ed Show

To see the segment of The Ed Show on 4/5 when he discusses the defections of Coke and Pepsi from ALEC, please click here

General Motors in America’s Heartland

[note:  I missed this when it happened, but it seems appropriate to post it now with the corporate “insurgency” at ALEC] 3/28/2012 General Motors has decided to discontinue funding of the Heartland Institute, an organization that downplays the risks of climate disruption, three weeks after GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson was asked about it during […]

BREAKING: Intuit Out of ALEC; Coke, Kraft, Pepsi, too, while Koch Stands Ground

By Rebekah Wilce at Center for Media and Democracy “A stampede seems to be on the way as more and more groups break ties and dump ALEC. Intuit, Inc. (maker of Quicken and QuickBooks accounting software) told the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) that Intuit also decided not to renew its membership after it expired in […]

KRAFT Foods Gives In To Demands of Progressive Activists and Will Leave ALEC – Is The CABAL Beginning to Crumble?

Kraft abandons conservative group From Politico by ROBIN BRAVENDER Kraft — one of many corporation members of the American Legislative Exchange Council — won’t renew its membership when it expires this spring, Kraft Corporate Affairs Director Susan Davison told POLITICO. Of similar interest, several corporate members of ALEC have also dropped association and funding of the […]