ALEC Corporate Member

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

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Which led me to this:

MAPE – Minnesota Association of Professional Employees

01/02/2013 | News release More →

Duke CEO Rogers plays complicated role

Protesters criticize Duke

Greenpeace and the Coalition to March on Wall Street South, which marched in Charlotte on Sunday, call Duke a “political double agent” for supporting both the Democratic convention and the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council.

ALEC has recommended legislation requiring photo identification of voters, which critics say is intended to suppress minority voting. Duke underwrote ALEC’s May meeting in Charlotte with a $50,000 donation.

“Part of our argument is that ALEC as a right-wing think tank really functions to undermine a bunch of principles that the Democratic Party has stood for,” said Monica Embrey, a Greenpeace organizer in Charlotte. “It becomes a very tricky thing when you’re accepting contributions from a group that is also undermining your principles.”

Duke has said it does not support all of ALEC’s positions but likes to be aware of policy discussions. Duke gives to several other policy groups with a wide spectrum of positions, it has said.

Despite the turmoil of recent months, Duke spokesmen say Rogers has cleared his schedule for the convention and will appear all over town at nonpolitical functions.

To read this entire article about ALEC Corporate member Duke Energy, please click here.  It’s starting to sound like all cornered ALEC members say that they “don’t support all of ALEC’s positions, but…”

You’ll be reading more about Duke energy and the Greenpeace protest(s) on these pages.Kudos to Monica Embrey and Connor Gibson for their hard work.

A word of advice for Jim Rogers–QUIT ALEC!   NOW!