Rebekah Wilce
Rebekah Wilce

Rebekah Wilce is a farmer with a degree in writing from the University of Arizona. She researches and reports for the Center for Media and Democracy in Wisconsin and milks cows at a local farm. She is the lead writer for CMD's Food Rights Network.

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July 20, 2012

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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July 2, 2012

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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June 13, 2012

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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June 7, 2012

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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June 2, 2012

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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May 31, 2012

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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May 26, 2012

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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May 1, 2012

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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April 27, 2012

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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April 20, 2012

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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April 18, 2012

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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April 12, 2012

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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April 6, 2012

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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April 5, 2012

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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March 19, 2012

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.