Who is Funding ALEC
As more and more people are learning, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a corporate front group which has been bribing dozens of state legislatures into legislating the corporate/Far Right agenda. Basically, corporations are dictating to their secretaries — formerly known as “legislators” — which laws to pass.
Voter suppression laws, union-busting legislation, state governments’ “demands” that all federally-owned public lands be returned to the states — these assembly-line state laws were all bought and paid for by ALEC.
Pepsi and Coca Cola have canceled their affiliation with ALEC. But they were just the tip of the iceberg. You probably thought (as I did) that ALEC got its funding from just a few corporate monoliths — Exxon, Koch Industries, etc.
Check out the list at the end of this article. You won’t believe how many companies are donating to ALEC. It’s like all those science fiction movies were it’s not just a few people who have become drones — it’s everybody. Or think of John Prine’s famous line, “and all your friends turn out to be insurance salesmen.”
BP (of course), several health insurance companies, telecom conglomerates, Amazon.com, FedEx and UPS, Kraft Foods, some of the largest drug manufacturers — the list is huge.
I’m not necessarily suggesting a boycott (then again…), but keep in mind that every time you purchase the products/services of one of these companies, you’re helping to pay for the Rightwng Agenda.
And a Hat Tip to the source from Think Progress who obtained this list.