Rebekah Wilce
Rebekah Wilce
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ALEC Has Now Lost 32 Members, As EnergySolutions Drops the Organization

Corporations that have publicly cut ties to ALEC in recent weeks include Express Scripts/Medco, Best Buy, Hewlett-Packard, Wal-Mart, and Amazon.

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WTO Wages War on Consumers With COOL Law, With the Help of ALEC

The World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a final ruling today against the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law.
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Trayvon Martin Florida Stand Your Ground Law Backlash Continues, As Johnson & Johnson Dumps ALEC

Johnson & Johnson has announced that it has decided to "suspend" its ALEC membership, making it the 19th corporation to abandon the Council after Trayvon Martin's killing.
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Prop 29 Defeated By California Voters Because of ALEC and Big Tobacco Companies Spending $47 Million

Think Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and special interests supporting him spent a lot in the Wisconsin recall race? Big tobacco companies spent $47 million to defeat Prop 29 in California.
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Beyond Scott Walker: Wisconsin Recalls Will Decide Who Controls Wisconsin Senate

Four Wisconsin State Senate seats are also up for grabs in the June 5 recall elections.
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Walmart Dumps Membership With ALEC

Wal-Mart, a member of ALEC's corporate "Private Enterprise" board which helped pass Florida's "Stand Your Ground" as a "model" bill, announced it's departure from the group.

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Amazon Declines to Renew its Membership With ALEC

Amazon has decided not to renew its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council.
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ALEC Loses Another Partner: National Board For Professional Teaching Standards Cuts Ties

The national certifying body for teachers in the U.S., participated in ALEC's Education Task Force until April.
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For-Profit Education Firm Kaplan is 14th Company to Dump ALEC

Kaplan is the 14th corporation to announce publicly that it has declined to renew its ALEC membership.
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Former ALEC Supporters Now Find Connection Toxic

With thousands of consumers expressing their concerns about ALEC to corporations across America, even former supporters of ALEC are feeling the heat, and some are rushing to distance themselves.
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ALEC Sends Out an SOS to Andrew Breitbart Bloggers

ALEC has announced it is disbanding its "Public Safety and Elections Task Force" after 30 years, after weeks of pressure from the Center for Media and Democracy.

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ALEC Dumped by Mars and Arizona Public Service

The seventh and eighth corporations to publicly state that they cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) are candy-maker Mars and the Arizona Public Service Company (APS).
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Intuit Drops Out of ALEC; Joins Coke, Kraft, Pepsi, while Koch and Walmart Stand Ground

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) decided not to renew its membership.
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Breaking: Coke Dumps ALEC, in Major Victory for Progressive Activists

Coca-Cola has announced it is breaking ties with ALEC, which the Center for Media and Democracy called the "corporate bill mill undermining our democracy."
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USDA: Stop Using Pink Slime in School Food!

Pink slime is more like Jell-O than hamburger, and it’s treated with ammonia. It's time for the USDA to outlaw pink slime from our school lunches.