• Petitioned Stop ALEC, Boycott The Companies That Support It

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Stop ALEC, Boycott The Companies That Support It

Boycott AlEC's Financial Supporters

    1. Maurice Bretzfield
    2. Petition by

      Maurice Bretzfield

      New York, NY

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is an ideologically conservative consortium of state legislators and business interests known to draft model legislation for state lawmakers across the country.

"Legislators welcome their private sector counterparts to the table as equals, working in unison to solve the challenges facing our nation," ALEC's websites states.

A whistleblower connected to ALEC recently gave the Center for Media and Democracy information tying ALEC to hundreds of models for draft legislation -- draft legislation that the organization boasts on its website that is not only introduced by state lawmakers but also regularly passed into law.

Twenty-three corporations -- including AT&T, Exxon Mobil, Kraft, Coca-Cola and Koch Industries -- compose the consortium's "private enterprise board."

On the national level, the companies involved in ALEC’s private enterprise board have also been mustering a juggernaut of lobbyists to target congressional initiatives, as well as federal departments like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Florida’s now-infamous Stand Your Ground law and laws restricting voting rights.
Specifically laws written and promoted by ALEC seek to privatize schools and prisons and promote crony capitalism.

Here's a partial list of ALEC's corporate financial supporters:

Organization 2009 2010 2011
Altria Group $12,770,000 $10,360,000 $5,480,000
American Bail Coalition $0 $80,000 $35,000
AT&T Inc. $14,729,673 $15,395,078 $11,690,000
Bayer AG $8,478,512 $4,903,640 $3,380,000
Coca-Cola Co. $9,390,000 $7,352,795 $3,450,000
Diageo PLC $2,250,000 $2,620,000 $1,100,000
Energy Future Holdings Corp. $3,974,014 $4,731,228 $2,770,000
Exxon Mobil $27,430,000 $12,450,000 $6,820,000
GlaxoSmithKline $8,760,000 $6,070,000 $2,650,000
Intuit Inc. $2,142,000 $2,249,000 $1,589,000
Johnson & Johnson $6,560,000 $6,700,000 $3,106,000
Koch Industries $12,450,000 $8,070,000 $4,060,000
Kraft Foods $3,390,000 $3,000,000 $1,450,000
Peabody Energy $5,835,000 $6,591,000 $3,727,000
Pfizer Inc. $25,819,268 $13,380,000 $7,440,000
PhRMA $26,150,520 $21,740,000 $9,290,000
Reed Elsevier Inc. $2,130,000 $1,670,000 $810,000
Reynolds American $4,556,215 $4,323,293 $1,728,305
Salt River Project $1,170,000 $870,000 $370,000
State Farm Insurance $3,420,000 $3,620,000 $1,540,000
United Parcel Service $8,430,526 $5,587,349 $2,642,399
Wal-Mart Stores $7,390,000 $6,160,000 $4,070,000

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    • Eleanor Ash OAKLAND, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Organizer East bay App-Tivists, Meetup Group and The Good Action Network .

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    • chris meyer HANNA, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      ALEC wants to destroy democracy

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    • william holder KNIGHTDALE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      we have fought too hard and long for voting rights in america to now have money reverse our progress.

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    • RICHARD RICHARDSON ROANOKE, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      CAN,T SUPPORT ANY COMPANY THAT IS INVOLVED WITH SUCH A RACIST ORGANIZATION.

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    • ron johnson ROSEDALE, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      People need to know what our $$$ is buying in Washington

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