compassion day 3

I sat in a writer's meeting today discussing a project around the idea of false perceptions and privilege. Over and over, people have mentioned the Netflix documentary 13th. I hadn't seen it before, but I had read The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. So tonight, I chose to watch it. I don't really know what to say. I am again floored at the injustice. But I come to the thought of - what next? what do we do? what can we do? what do I do?

I am constantly telling people how you spend your money is as important as any vote. You need to support the things that you want to flourish and deny your money from the things that you want to diminish. In this moment, what I can do is research ALEC and make sure that none of my money goes to support any of these organizations.

For me personally, it means being conscious of where I fill up on gas when I rent a car - no more Exxon, Shell, or Chevron - the other companies I never see where I live. Thankfully I'm with Sprint, so I don't have to change cell service. No beer from Anheuser-Bush - looking at the list, we don't buy any of it anyway. I had to look up Diageo - we do purchase these things, so we'll stop: Gin: Tanqueray, Gordon's, Booth'sRum: Captain Morgan, Ron Zacapa, CaciqueTequila: Don JulioVodka: Smirnoff, Ketel One, CîrocWhisk(e)y: Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit, Seagram's, George Dickel, Caol Ila, Talisker, Lagavulin, Oban, J&B, Bell's, Buchanan's, CardhuOther: Baileys, Guinness

Brad will miss Baileys and Guinness, but we'll find a good substitute...

Koch Industries include these brands: Angel Soft, Brawny, Dixie, Vanity Fair, Quilted Northern, Georgia Pacific

UPS and FEDEX

This also means getting rid of any stock I have in any of these companies.

Here's a bit of consolidated information:

ExxonMobil, Shell Oil, Peabody Energy, Chevron, Cheniere Energy, Dominion Resources, Duke Energy, and the American Petroleum Institute.

AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association

Anheuser-Busch and Diageo

Altria (formerly Phillip Morris) and Reynolds American

Koch Industries, Americans for Prosperity, and the Koch family foundations

United Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx, Transurban, BNSF Railroad, and Norfolk Southern

Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Bayer, and Celgene

So here's the list: (taken from Sourcewatch.org)

  • 1-800 Contacts, Inc., State corporate co-chair of Utah[17] Member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force[18]

  • 3M was listed as an ALEC member in the late 1990s,[19] but a company corporate governance disclosure revised in May 2013 states, "3M has not been a member in groups such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)."[20] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

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  • Abbott Laboratories[21]

  • Academic Partnerships (online higher education company), member of ALEC's Education Task Force until it terminated its membership on March 18, 2013, according to an ALEC document.[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Accredited Surety & Casualty Company Inc.[19], Gene Newman (Vice President of Industry Relations & Marketing) spoke at an ALEC workshop in 2009[23]

  • Advance America, "Trustee" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference[24]

  • AES Corporation, its IPL was a "Vice Chair" level sponsor of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference ($25,000).[6]

  • Aflac, lobbying filings in Georgia reported paying for legislators' meals at the Georgia General Assembly Delegation Dinner at an ALEC policy conference in 2015.[25][26]

  • AGL Resources, Inc. (natural gas company), member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force until it terminated its membership on January 18, 2013 because it "did not want to renew," according to an ALEC document.[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more. However, AGL Resources lobbying filings in Georgia reported paying for legislators' meals at the Georgia General Assembly Delegation Dinner at an ALEC policy conference in 2015.[25][27]

  • Alcoa Recycling Co.[19]

  • Alexander & Baldwin Inc.[19]

  • Alkermes, Inc. (biotechnology company), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[17] and “Chairman” level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting.[28]

  • Allergan, former State corporate co-chair of Tennessee,[17] "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($50,000 in 2010)[30] and member of Louisiana Host Committee,[17] Member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force[18] and funder of ALEC's "scholarship fund."[31] Allergan told Common Cause in May 2015 that it "is no longer an active member of ALEC."[32] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Alliant Utilities -Interstate Power Company (now Alliant Energy),[21] which sponsored ALEC's 1998 annual meeting,[33] confirmed to Greenpeace in May 2014 that it had cut ties to ALEC.[34] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • AlliedSignal Automotive (now Honeywell, which is an ALEC member)[19]

  • Alpha Natural Resources. Alpha bankruptcy filings listed ALEC as a “creditor” of Alpha, but did not provide details on when payments where made. [1]

  • Altria Group, ALEC Private Enterprise Board member,[1] co-chair of the International Relations Task Force[35], "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference,[29] ($50,000 in 2010),[30] sponsor of the 2012 States & Nation Policy Summit in Washington, DC[36] “Chairman” level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Conference,[37] "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference,[38] "Chairman" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC States and Nation Policy Summit,[39] and "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000).[40]

  • Alza Corporation (now part of Johnson & Johnson)[19]

  • Amazon.com, Member of ALEC's Communications and Technology Task Force[9], "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($10,000 in 2010)[30]- announced at a shareholder meeting on May 24, 2012 that it had decided not to renew its membership in ALEC this year.[41] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • AmerenCIPS[21], sponsor of "Missouri Night" at Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans during the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting,[42] and of ALEC's 1998 annual meeting,[33] told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the company is not a member of ALEC in April 2014.[43] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Ameren Illinois, “Trustee” level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000),[44] and sponsor for the ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force reception at the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference.[45]

  • AmerenUE[21]

  • American Chambers Life Insurance[19]

  • American Cyanamid Co.[19]

  • American Electric Power, member of ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force,[46] "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29]($50,000 in 2010),[30] member of Louisiana Host Committee,[17][19] sponsor of the 2012 States & Nation Policy Summit in Washington, DC,[36] “Vice Chairman” level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting,[47] "Director" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference,[48] and "Chairman" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000).[40] In December 2015 AEP announced that it would not renew its membership in ALEC.[49] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • American Express Company[21][19][50] (Second Vice Chairman of ALEC corporate board in 1999[51])

  • American Home Products Corp

  • American Medical Security[19]

  • American Republic Insurance Co[19]

  • American Stores-Jewel/OSCO[21]

  • American Traffic Solutions (road safety camera and automated toll collections program company[52]), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force member[53][54] - announced on April 13, 2012 that it had would not renew its ALEC membership in June[55] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • America West Airlines (now US Airways)[19]

  • Amerigroup Corporation, Member of ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force,[56][54] told Common Cause that the company no longer participates in ALEC in November 2014.[57] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • America's Credit Union [58]

  • Amerisure-Michigan Mutual[19][59][33]

  • Ameritech[19]

  • Amgen Inc., Member of ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force[18] - announced by letter on August 3, 2012, that it would not renew its ALEC membership.[60]See Corporations That Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Amex Life Assurance Co.[19]

  • Amoco Corporation[21][19]

  • Amway Corporation[21][19]

  • Amwest Surety Insurance Co.[19]

  • Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. Member of ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force and ALEC's Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force[61] and open bar cocktail hour sponsor at the 2014 Spring Task Force Summit.[62]

  • AOL, Previously a member of ALEC Communications and Technology Task Force[63] and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force[61] AOL informed Common Cause on November 10, 2014 that it had stopped funding ALEC. [64]

  • Apache, "Trustee" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference[65]

  • Apotex Corp., Member of ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force[18]

  • Archer Daniels Midland[21]

  • ARCO[21][19]

  • Arduin, Laffer & Moore Econometrics, Member of ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force[61]

  • Argosy Gaming Co.[19]

  • Arizona Public Service Company[66][19] - announced it would end its ALEC membership April 12, 2012,[67] then rejoined ALEC in November 2012, paying "$7,000 in membership fees and an additional $3,000 to have a seat on ALEC’s Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force," according to the Arizona Capitol Times.[68]See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Artemis Exploration[19]

  • Arthur Anderson[21]

  • ASARCO Incorp.[19]

  • Ashland Oil[19][50][69]

  • Associated Bond & Insurance Agency[19]

  • Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Member of ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force,[18] and "Director" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000).[40]

  • Astra/Merck (now AstraZeneca and Merck)[19]

  • AstraZeneca,[19] State corporate co-chair of Delaware[17] and member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force,[18] confirmed in response to an April 2013 shareholder question that it decided not to renew its membership in ALEC's task force.[70] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Asurion, "Trustee" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference[71]

  • AT&T, Private Enterprise Board member,[1], State corporate co-chair of Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas,[17] Communications and Technology Task Force[72][73] and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force[61] member, "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference,[29] ($50,000 in 2010)[30]member of Louisiana Host Committee,[17][19] “Vice Chairman” level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting,[74] "Chairman" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference;[75] lobbying filings in Georgia reported paying for legislators' meals at the Georgia General Assembly Delegation Dinner at an ALEC policy conference in 2015,[25] and "Chairman" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000).[40][76]

  • Atmos Energy, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($10,000 in 2010)[30]

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  • Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.[19]

  • Bank of America[21] Member of ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force[77] - A BofA spokesperson told Walden Asset Management that it was cutting ties to ALEC in November 2012.[78] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Bankers Insurance Co.[19]

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP, "Trustee's" level funder of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference.[5]

  • Barrick Gold Corporation[19]

  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation[21][19] (a "Director" level sponsor of the 1998 ALEC Annual Conference, but not listed as a "Private Sector Member"[79])

  • Bayer Corp. (one of the "Big 6" Pesticide and GMO Corporations), State corporate co-chair of Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Texas;[17]"Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($50,000 in 2010);[30][19] sponsor of the 2012 States & Nation Policy Summit in Washington, DC;[36]member of ALEC Civil Justice[80] and Health and Human Services Task Force,[18] former Private Enterprise Board member,[1] “Chairman” level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting,[81] and "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference.[82]

  • Bell Atlantic[19]

  • Bell Atlantic PA[21]

  • BellAtlantic WV[19]

  • Bell Helicopter, "Director" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference[83]

  • BellSouth Corp. (now AT&T)[19]

  • BellSouth South Carolina[19]

  • Beneficial Management Corp.[19]

  • Best Buy, Member of ALEC Communications and Technology Task Force[84] - Best Buy told ColorOfChange.org in July 2012 that it had not renewed its ALEC membership in 2012.[85] Please see Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • BI Incorporated (a GEO Group Company)[19]

  • BioTown Ag, "Director" level sponsor of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference ($10,000).[6]

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield: Member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force[86], "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($10,000 in 2010)[30][21][19] - Announced on April 19th that it had not renewed its membership in February 2012[87] (but a August 2013 ALEC board document suggested that the company hadn't terminated its membership until April 4, 2013, "after losing on exchanges workshop").[22] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($5,000 in 2010)[30] - Announced on April 19th that it had not renewed its membership in February 2012.[88] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas[21] - Announced on April 19th that it had not renewed its membership in February 2012.[89] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Boehringer Ingelheim,[90][19] Member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force,[18] sponsor of the 2012 States & Nation Policy Summit in Washington, DC,[36] and "Director" level sponsor at the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($15,000).[91]

  • Boeing Corporation[21][19] (ALEC member in 1998[79])

  • Bose Public Affairs Group, "Trustee's" level funder of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference.[5]

  • Boyd Gaming Corp.[19]

  • BP America, Inc., "President" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($100,000 in 2010)[30][21][19]. Member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[92] BP announced on March 23, 2015 that it had declined to renew its membership in ALEC.[93] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Breitling Energy, "Director" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference,[94] and "Director" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000).[40]

  • Bridgepoint Education, Member of ALEC Education Task Force;[95] terminated membership on April 16, 2013, according to an ALEC document.[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Bright House Media Strategies, "Trustee"-level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000).[40]

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb was asked to fund ALEC in 2009,[96] and had been a supporter previously,[19] but a company spokesperson confirmed in March 2013 that it had not renewed its ALEC membership at the end of 2012.[97] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Brown-Forman Corporation, Member of ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force[61] - told the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) by email in April 2013 that "Brown-Forman is no longer sponsoring or supporting ALEC," saying that it declined to renew its membership in 2012.[98] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation (now part of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, a division of Reynolds American, which is an ALEC member)[19]

  • Browning-Ferris Industries (licensed trademark of Allied Waste Industries)[19]

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF), Member of ALEC Civil Justice Task Force,[80] "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29]($5,000 in 2010),[30] "Vice Chairman" level sponsor at the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000),[99] "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference,[100] and "Trustee's" level funder of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference.[5]

  • Burroughs Wellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline, which is an ALEC member)[90][19]

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  • Cahill, Wolfgram and Associates (PR firm in DeForest, WI)[19]

  • Caliber System, Inc. (in receivership as of June 2011)[21][19]

  • Caltest/Omstar[19]

  • Campaign Marketing Strategies[58]

  • Capelo Law Firm, "Trustee"-level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000).[40]

  • CARE CPA[19]

  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America, lobbying filings in Georgia reported paying for legislators' meals at the Georgia General Assembly Delegation Dinner at an ALEC policy conference in 2015[25][101]

  • Cargill, Inc.[21], "Director" level funder and new member of ALEC in 1998[102] - On April 17, 2012, a representative from the Cargill corporate affairs office contacted SourceWatch to say that the company is not a member of ALEC and it has no internal records of ever having even been a member of ALEC.[103]

  • Carolina Power & Light[19]

  • CashAmerica ("pawn loans and fast cash advances"[104]), "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($25,000 in 2010)[30]

  • Caterpillar, Inc.,[21] “Trustee” level sponsor at the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000)[105] and "Trustee" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference.[106]

  • ccAdvertising (constituent research and data acquisition), "Trustee" level sponsor of ALEC's 2014 States and Nation Policy Summit[39]

  • Celgene Corporation[107], State corporate co-chair of Illinois,[17] member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force,[18] "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000),[108] "Trustee's" level funder of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference.[5]

  • Centaur Gaming, "Vice Chairman" sponsor of ALEC 2016 Annual Conference.[109]

  • CenterPoint 360, ALEC Private Enterprise Board member[1]

  • CenterPoint Energy, "Director" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000).[40]

  • Central and South West Corp. (now part of American Electric Power, which is an ALEC member)[19]

  • Central Illinois Light Co. (now AmerenCILCO)[19]

  • Central Reserve Life[90][19]

  • CenturyLink (formerly Qwest Communications until April 2011, preceded by US West, Inc.), "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($10,000 in 2010),[30] "Director" level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting,[110] and "Director" level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($15,000).[111] Also a member of ALEC's Communications and Technology Task Force.[9] [112]

  • Charter Communications, Member of ALEC Communications and Technology Task Force,[9] lobbying filings in Georgia reported paying for legislators' meals at the Georgia General Assembly Delegation Dinner at an ALEC policy conference in 2015,[25][113] "Trustee's" level funder of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference.[5]

  • Chemical Banking Corp.[19]

  • Cheniere Energy, joined ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force on May 22, 2013[22]

  • Chesapeake Energy, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($10,000 in 2010)[30]

  • Chevron Corporation[21], "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($10,000 in 2010),[30][19] member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force,[92] “Chairman” level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting,[114] "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference,[115]and "Director" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000).[40]

  • Chrysler Corporation[21] (ALEC Member in 1998[79])

  • CIBA-GEIGY[90][19]

  • Cincinnati Bell[19]

  • CINergy (now part of Duke Energy, which is an ALEC member)[19]

  • Cintra US (subsidiary of Spanish transportation infrastructure corporation), member of ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force until it terminated its membership on April 16, 2013, according to an ALEC document saying simply that it "will not renew."[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Citizens Insurance Co.[19]

  • Civic Initiatives, LLC ("works with public sector clients to achieve maximum results from complex procurements and public-private partnerships"[116]), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force member[15]

  • Cleco, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($5,000 in 2010)[30] and member of Louisiana Host Committee[17]

  • Cloud Peak Energy, Member of ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force,[117] and "Director" level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($15,000).[118]

  • Comfort Dental, "Trustee's" level funder of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference.[5]

  • CNA Financial, "Trustee" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference[119]

  • CN (Canadian National Railroad), Private Sector Chair, Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force;[120] "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($5,000 in 2010)[30]

  • Coastal Corp.[19]

  • Coca-Cola Company[1] announced it would end its ALEC membership April 5, 2012[121] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp.[19]

  • Coldwell Banker[19]

  • Columbia Gas of Ohio (now part of NiSource)[19] (ALEC member in 1998[79])

  • Columbia Healthcare (now HCA Inc.)[19]

  • Comcast[122], State corporate co-chair of Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri and Utah;[17] recipient of ALEC's 2011 State Chair of the Year Award;[123] and member of ALEC's Communications and Technology[9] and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Forces,[61] "Director" level sponsor of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference ($10,000).[6]

  • Commonwealth Edison Company (now Exelon),[21] sponsor for the ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force reception at the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference[124]

  • Connections Academy (a subsidiary of Pearson), Member of ALEC's Education Task Force[95][125][126] - Connections' Revenaugh was the co-chair of the Education Task Force as of May 2012, but a company spokesperson told CMD in July 2012 that it withdrew from ALEC's Education Task Force in mid-May 2012 in order to align "our affiliations with organizations whose central focus is education."[127] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • ConocoPhillips, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($10,000 in 2010).[30][19] ConocoPhillips spokesperson Daren Beaudo confirmed to CMD in June 2013 that the company is no longer a member of ALEC, did not fund ALEC in 2012, and has no plans to do so in 2013.[8] In 2014, however, ConocoPhillips -- under the name of Phillips 66 -- was a "Director" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference.[128]

  • Consolidated Edison (became an ALEC member in 1979[129]), told CMD that it had stopped funding ALEC in 2012.[8] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Con-Way, Member of ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force[77]

  • Continental Resources, Member of ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[92]

  • Coors Brewing Company[21][19] (now Molson Coors, and part of the joint venture MillerCoors -- MillerCoors was an ALEC member but told ColorOfChange.org in July 2012 that it had not renewed its ALEC membership in 2012, nor does it plan to[85])

  • Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Member of ALEC Education Task Force.[95] According to a July 4, 2014 LA Times article, "As part of an agreement late Thursday with the U.S. Department of Education, Santa Ana-based Corinthian will sell 85 of its campuses and wind down operations at 12 others."[130]

  • Cornell Abraxas[21]

  • Corrections Corporation of America,[19] Member of ALEC's Public Safety and Elections Task Force Executive Committee as of 2011[131]

  • Coventry Health Care, Member of ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force[77] and Health and Human Services Task Force;[86][22]terminated its membership on April 4, 2013, according to an ALEC document, because it had "joined for single issue."[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Cowart Group (Louisiana architectural firm[132]), member of ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting Louisiana Host Committee[17]

  • Cox Communications, Member of ALEC Communications and Technology Task Force[9] as of September 2014,[133] "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($5,000 in 2010)[30] and member of Louisiana Host Committee[17]

  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., Member of ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force[77]

  • Crown Central Petroleum Corp.[19]

  • Crown Holdings, Inc., Member of ALEC's Civil Justice Task Force,[80] "Director" level sponsor of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference ($10,000).[6]

  • Crown Industries, Member of ALEC's Utah Host Committee for 2012 annual meeting,[58] "Director" level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting,[134] “Director” level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($15,000),[135] and "Director" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference.[136]

  • Crown Packaging, "Director" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000).[40]

  • CQ Roll Call (state legislative tracking and online advocacy tools business), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[17]

  • CSX Corporation, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($5,000 in 2010),[30][19] and “Leadership Dinner” sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference.[137]

  • CVS Caremark Corporation, Member of ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force[18] - CVS Caremark told ColorOfChange.org in July 2012 that it had discontinued its ALEC membership.[85] Please see Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Cyprus AMAX Minerals Co. (now part of Freeport-McMoran, which is an ALEC member)[19]

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  • Daiichi Sankyo, Member of ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force[18]

  • Darden Restaurants, Member of ALEC corporate board as of 2010[138] - Darden spokesperson Rich Jeffers confirmed in April 2013 that the company cut ties with ALEC in January 2010 in order to allocate more resources to organizational connections like its involvement with the National Restaurant Association[139] (which, like ALEC, has lobbied to override local paid sick day ordinances).[140] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • DCI Group, LLC, Member of ALEC Communications and Technology Task Force[9]

  • Dell, Inc., ALEC Education Task Force member[141] - Dell confirmed on June 21, 2012 that it would not be renewing its ALEC membership.[142] Please see Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Del Webb Corp.[19]

  • DentaQuest, "Chairman" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000),[40] "Trustee's" level funder of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference.[5]

  • Deseret Power Electric Cooperative, Member of ALEC Utah Host Committee for 2012 annual meeting[58]

  • Detroit Edison[19]

  • Devon Energy Corporation, "Director" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference,[143] "Trustee"-level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000).[40]

  • Dezenhall Communications Mgmt. Group, LTD, Member of ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[92]

  • Diageo[1] Member of ALEC's Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force,[61] and "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000).[40]

  • The Dial Corp. (now part of Henkel)[19]

  • Digital Equipment Corp.[19]

  • Digital Products Co.[19]

  • DirecTV Group, Member of ALEC Communications and Technology Task Force[9] and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force[61]

  • Dominion Resources Services, Inc., Member of ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[92]

  • Douglass Financial Corp.[19]

  • Dow Chemical Company (one of the "Big 6" Biotech Corporations),[19] ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force member[46] "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($10,000 in 2010),[30] "Director" level sponsor of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference ($10,000).[6]

  • Dow Corning[19] (an ALEC member in 1992[50])

  • DowElanco[19] (now a division of Eli Lilly, which is an ALEC member), ALEC member in 1992[50]

  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group, member of ALEC until it terminated its membership on April 22, 2013, according to an ALEC document.[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Duke Energy Corp. (merged with Progress Energy, another ALEC member),[22] State corporate co-chair of Indiana and South Carolina[17] Member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force,[117] "Director" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000),[40] "Vice Chair" level sponsor of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference ($25,000).[6] - The ALEC Exposed coalition, including Greenpeace, is asking Duke Energy to cut ties to ALEC.[144]

  • DuPont[21][19] (an ALEC member in 1992, as "DuPont Merck Pharmaceuticals"[50] - DuPont bought Merck's half-share in the company in 1998)

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  • Eastman Chemical Co.[19] (an ALEC member in 1998[79])

  • eBay, Member of ALEC Communications and Technology Task Force[9] - The ALEC Exposed coalition, including Credo Action and Forecast the Facts, asked eBay to cut ties to ALEC,[145] and on December 18th, 2014, eBay tweeted, "We are not renewing membership in ALEC."[146] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Economy Plumbing Inc.[19]

  • Eli Lilly and Company,[19][50] "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($5,000 in 2010),[30] member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force,[18] “Trustee” level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000),[147] "Director" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference,[148]"Chair" level sponsor of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference ($50,000).[6]

  • Emdeon ("Management Solutions" company), ALEC member[58]

  • EMD Serono, Member of ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force,[18] terminated ALEC membership on April 22, 2013 due to "budget cuts," according to ALEC documents.[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Emerson Electric Co., ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member,[149] told Walden Asset Management that it had cut ties with ALEC in November 2014.[150]See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • EnCana Corporation, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($10,000 in 2010)[30]

  • Endo Pharmaceuticals, Member of ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force[54]. Endo confirmed to Trillium Asset Management that it stopped supporting ALEC in 2012, in response to shareholder resolutions submitted to Endo.[151] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Energy Future Holdings[1] Member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force.[117] Energy Future Holdings subsidiary Encore Capital Group was a "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000).[40]

  • EnergySolutions, Member of ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force,[92] Member of ALEC Utah Host Committee for July 2012 annual meeting[58] - told the Salt Lake City Tribune in July 2012 that there was no longer "a need for [EnergySolutions] to be a part of" ALEC[152] but still listed as member of host committee in July 25-29, 2012 meeting brochure and rejoined ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force on June 12, 2013.[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Energy Transfer (natural gas transportation company), "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($10,000 in 2010),[30] and "Trustee" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference.[153]

  • Enron Corporation[21][19]

  • Entergy, "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($25,000 in 2010)[30], member of ALEC's Civil Justice Task Force[80] - told Walden Asset Management in August 2012 that it did not renew its ALEC membership in 2012.[154] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Environmental Management Corporation[21] and member of Louisiana Host Committee[17][19]

  • Excel Telecommunications[19]

  • Executone[19]

  • Expedia, member of ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force, according to The Guardian[155]

  • Exelon, “Trustee” level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000),[156] and sponsor for the ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force reception at the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference.[157]

  • Express Personnel, joined ALEC April 12, 2013[22]

  • Express Scripts (pharmaceutical retailer), member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force,[22] sponsor of "Missouri Night" at Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans during the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[42] - announced in July 2012 that it had cut ties to ALEC,[158] but according to ALEC documents, didn't terminate its membership until January 14, 2013, because "of PBM issue; merged with Express."[22] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • ExxonMobil Corporation, Private Enterprise Board member;[1] Member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force,[117] Civil Justice Task Force,[80]and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force;[61] "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($50,000 in 2010),[30] member of Louisiana Host Committee,[17][19] "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting,[159] "Chairman" level sponsor at the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000),[160] host committee for the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference,[161] "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference,[162] "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000),[40] "Chairman" level sponsor of the 2016 ALEC Annual Conference.[163] (In 2007 Exxon "committed to ending its support for a network of think tanks and activist groups that deny the science underlying climate change or have worked to block action against climate change," according to The Guardian. In July 2015 an Exxon spokesperson told The Guardian, "ExxonMobil does not fund climate denial." At that time the company "did not respond to specific questions about [...] its support for Alec.")[164]

  • EZCorp (pawn shops and payday loans), a "Chairman" level sponsor of ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference,[29] ($50,000 in 2010)[30] told Common Cause that it is not a funder or member of ALEC as of November 2014.[57] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

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  • Facebook, member of Communication and Technology Task Force in 2013.[165] A Facebook rep told the San Francisco Chronicle on September 23, 2014 it would not renew its membership in 2015: “We re-evaluate our memberships on an annual basis and are in that process now. While we have tried to work within ALEC to bring that organization closer to our view on some key issues, it seems unlikely that we will make sufficient progress so we are not likely to renew our membership in 2015.” [166]

  • Faegre Baker Daniels, "Trustee's" level funder of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference.[5]

  • Fair Point Communications: "Director" level sponsor of ALEC's 2012 meeting in Salt Lake City. [58]

  • Farmers Group, Inc.,[19] Member of ALEC's Civil Justice Task Force[80]

  • FedEx, Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Executive Committee member,[14][77] "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference,[29] ($25,000 in 2010)[30] and "Trustee"-level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000).[40]

  • Fidelity Investments[21] ("Vice Chairman" level sponsor of ALEC's 1998 Annual Meeting and ALEC member in 1998[79])

  • Fieldstead & Co.[19]

  • First Chicago NBD[21]

  • Fleet Bank (now part of Bank of America, which is an ALEC member)[19]

  • Florida Gas Transmission Co.[19]

  • Florida Power Corp.[19]

  • Ford Motor Co.[19][167] (member of Private Enterprise Board in 1999)[168] In February 2016, Ford confirmed to CMD that it was cutting ties to ALEC. "As part of our annual budget review, we have adjusted our participation in several groups. We will not be participating in ALEC in 2016," wrote Christin Baker, a Ford spokesperson in an email to CMD.[169] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Fort Howard Corp.[19] (now part of Koch Industries' Georgia-Pacific -- both are ALEC members)

  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($25,000 in 2010),[30][19] terminated ALEC membership on January 14, 2013, according to ALEC documents.[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Fremont Company[21]

  • Fremont Pacific Compensation Insurance Group (now Pacific Compensation Insurance Company)[19]

  • Frito-Lay Inc.[19]

  • Frontier, "Director" level sponsor of ALEC's 2012 meeting in Salt Lake City[58] ($5,000 in 2010)[30]

  • Fruit of the Loom (a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway)[21]

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  • Gates Corp.[19]

  • Gaylord Container[21]

  • GEICO,[21][19] ALEC "Private Sector Member" in 1997[170]

  • Genentech, Inc.[90][19] (now part of the Roche Group, also a supporter of ALEC in the past) - A company spokesperson told CMD in July 2013, "Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group, has not been a paying dues member of ALEC since 2009."[171]

  • General Electric[19] member of ALEC's Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force[61] - told ColorOfChange.org (CoC) that it decided not to renew its ALEC membership in July 2012.[154] Please see Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • General Electric Capital Corp.[19]

  • General Electric Medical Systems[90]

  • General Mills Restaurants[19] (former subsidiary of General Mills, spun off to shareholders in 1995 to become Darden Restaurants, which was an ALEC member), ALEC "Private Sector Member" in 1994-5[172]

  • General Motors Corporation (GM),[21][19] ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force[15] and Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force member in 2011[173] (also ALEC member in 1992[174]) - GM told CMD in July 2012 that it had "decided to discontinue relations with ALEC at this time."[175]See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Genesee & Wyoming Inc. ("short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium"[176]), "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($5,000 in 2010)[30]

  • Geo Group, listed expenditure for "ALEC AZ Night Washington D.C." on its 2009 Arizona Lobbying Report[177] and for "Dinner for ALEC Washington D.C" on its 2008 Arizona Lobbying Report[178]

  • George K. Baum & Company[21]

  • Georgia Chemistry Council, lobbying filings in Georgia reported paying for legislators' meals at the Georgia General Assembly Delegation Dinner at an ALEC policy conference in 2015 [25]

  • Georgia-Pacific (owned by Koch Industries), ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting Louisiana Host Committee member[17][19] and member of ALEC's Civil Justice Task Force[179]

  • Georgia Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company, lobbying filings in Georgia reported paying for legislators' meals at the Georgia General Assembly Delegation Dinner at an ALEC policy conference in 2015.[25][180]

  • Gerber Products[19]

  • The Graydon Group LLC, "Trustee"-level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000).[40]

  • GlaxoSmithKline,[19] ALEC "Private Enterprise" Board of Directors member;[1] State corporate co-chair of New Mexico, New York, and North Carolina,[17] member of ALEC's Civil Justice[80] and Health and Human Services Task Forces;[18] and “Chairman” level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting,[181]but the company's CEO, Sir Andrew Witty, said in a response to a shareholder's question at the company's annual meeting in May 2013 that the company had decided to sever its relationship with ALEC.[8] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Golden Rule Insurance,[19] member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force in 1993[90]

  • Google, a member of the ALEC Communications and Technology Task Force[165] that joined in August 2011, according to ALEC,[182] confirmed that it would not renew its ALEC membership at the end of 2014[183] after its chairman, Eric Schmidt, told NPRs Diane Rehm on September 22, 2014, "The consensus within the company was that that was some sort of mistake and so we're trying to not do that in the future.... The company has a very strong view that we should make decisions in politics based on facts -- what a shock. And the facts of climate change are not in question anymore. Everyone understands climate change is occurring and the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place. And so we should not be aligned with such people -- they're just, they're just literally lying."[184] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Great West Life Assurance Co.[19]

  • Growmark Inc.[21]

  • Grumman Data Systems[19]

  • GTE Corporation (now Verizon)[21][19]

  • GTECH Corp. (gaming technology and services company now part of Lottomatica Group)[19]

  • Guarantee Trust Life Insurance, co-chair of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force,[185][186] "Director" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference,[187] "Director" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC States and Nation Policy Summit,[188] and "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000).[40]

  • Gulf States Toyota, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($10,000 in 2010)[30] and "Trustee" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference.[189]

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  • Hancor, Inc. (now part of Advanced Drainage Systems)[21][19]

  • Hanover Insurance Co.[19]

  • Harris Deville & Associates (public relations & lobbying), "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($5,000 in 2010)[30] and Louisiana Host Committee member[17]

  • Harris Trust and Savings Bank (Harris Bank)[21]

  • Henkel (German consumer products firm)[19]

  • Hiram Walker & Sons Inc. (now owned by Pernod Ricard)[19]

  • Hoechst-Roussell Pharmaceutical Corporation, member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force in 1993[90]

  • Hoffman-La Roche,[21] member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force in 1993[90]

  • Hollywood Casino Corp.[19]

  • Home Depot, member of ALEC's Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force until it terminated its membership on January 14, 2013, according to an ALEC document.[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Homestake Mining Co. (now part of Barrick Gold Corp.)[19]

  • Household International[21][19]

  • Houston Industries[19]

  • Hewlett-Packard (HP), "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($5,000 in 2010)[30] Member of ALEC's Communications and Technology Task Force[9] - HP told ColorOfChange.org in July 2012 that it is not currently an ALEC member.[85] Please see Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Honeywell, Member of ALEC Civil Justice Task Force[80]

  • Humana Corporation, member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force in 1993[90]

  • Hunt Guillot & Associates (engineering firm with offices in LA, TX & PA), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[17]

  • Hutchinson Technology[19]

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  • IBM,[19] a company spokesperson confirmed in June 2013 that IBM is no longer an ALEC member and does not "provide ALEC with any financial support, including financial support for their meetings."[190] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Ideal Image Development, joined ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force on July 3, 2013[22]

  • Ice Miller Legal, "Trustee's" level funder of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference.[5]

  • Illinois Power Company[21]

  • Illinois Tool Works[21]

  • Imagine Learning (maker of educational software for learning English as a second language, based in Provo, UT), Member of ALEC Utah Host Committee for 2012 annual meeting[58] and “Chairman” level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting.[191]

  • Imperial Chemical Industries Pharmaceuticals (acquired by AkzoNobel in January 2008),[192] member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force in 1993[90]

  • Independence Mining Co. (now owned by General Metals Corp.)[19]

  • Industrial Biotechnology Association, member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force in 1993[90]

  • Inland Steel Industries[21]

  • Insight Schools, Member of ALEC's Education Task Force[193]

  • Intel, ALEC funder in 2002,[194] stated in June 2013 that Intel is not a member of ALEC and does not sponsor ALEC[195] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • International Fidelity Insurance Co.[19]

  • International Game Technology[79]

  • International Paper,[21][19] a member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[117] and "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($10,000 in 2010),[30] told Common Cause September 26, 2014 that "we no longer have a membership with ALEC" and confirmed the company also no longer funds ALEC.[196] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Intuit, Inc.[1], "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($25,000 in 2010)[30] and former corporate board member -- told the CMD April 5, 2012 that it had declined to renew ALEC membership.[197] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • IPALCO Enterprises (Indianapolis Power & Light)[19]

  • Irby Construction Co.[19]

  • Isle Blackhawk, "Trustee's" level funder of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference.[5]

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  • Jacobs Entertainment (film buying and marketing firm[198]), "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($10,000 in 2010)[30]

  • JC Penney Co.[19]

  • John Deere & Company,[21][19] ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force member[15][77] - John Deere told ColorOfChange.org in July 2012 that it is leaving ALEC.[85] Please see Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Johnson & Johnson[1], "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($25,000 in 2010)[30][19] and member of ALEC's Civil Justice Task Force[80] and Health and Human Services Task Force.[18] - Announced on June 12, 2012, that it would "suspend" its ALEC membership.[199] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc. (now Vivendi)[21]

  • J.R. Simplot Company, Member of ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[92]

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  • K12 Inc., Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference,[17] member of ALEC's Education Task Force,[95] "Chairman" level sponsor at the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000),[200] host committee for the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference,[201] "Chairman" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference,[202]"Director" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000),[40] "Director" level sponsor of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference ($10,000).[6]

  • Kansas City Power and Light Co. (now part of Great Plains Energy)[19]

  • Kansas City Southern (an "international transportation holding company" that owns, among other things, the Panama Canal Railway Company), "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($5,000 in 2010),[30][19] and open bar cocktail hour sponsor at the 2014 Spring Task Force Summit.[203]

  • Kaplan Higher Education, Member of ALEC Education Task Force[95] - Kaplan announced in April 2012 that it had declined to renew its ALEC membership in August 2011.[204] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Know Who (political contact information company), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[17]

  • Koch Industries and Koch Industries Public Sector,[19] Private Enterprise Board member,[1] State corporate co-chair of Kansas,[17] "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($25,000 in 2010),[30] and open bar cocktail hour sponsor at the 2014 Spring Task Force Summit.[205] Koch Industries is also a member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force,[117] Civil Justice Task Force,[80] Public Safety and Elections Task Force,[206] and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force.[61]

  • Kraft Food, Inc., Member of ALEC's Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force [77][1], "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($5,000 in 2010)[30][19] - announced it would leave ALEC April 5, 2012.[207] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

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  • Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc.[19]

  • Laidlaw Transit Ltd.[19]

  • LaSalle National Bank[21]

  • Leadership Directories, Inc. (political contact information business), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[17]

  • Leavitt Partners (Utah healthcare and food safety business advisory firm) - Director Cheryl S. Smith spoke on "Health Insurance Exchanges: States in Charge!" at ALEC's 2011 Annual Meeting[208]

  • Lederle Laboratories[90]

  • Legislative Information Services of America: [58]

  • Levin Strategic Resources (public relations firm), won State Chair of the Year Award for Wyoming at ALEC's annual conference in 2012[58]

  • Lexington National Insurance Co.[19]

  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.[19]

  • LifeSafer Interlock Holdings, Inc. (manufacturer of ignition interlocks to be installed in the vehicles of DUI offenders), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[17]

  • Linn Energy, "Director" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference[209]

  • LKQ Corporation and Keystone Automotive Industries, Member of ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force[77] and member of ALEC Utah Host Committee for 2012 annual meeting[58]

  • LoanMax, Member of ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force;[77] terminated its membership on March 19, 2013, according to an ALEC document, having "told us they do not want to renew."[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Logisticare Solutions, LLC, Member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force[18]

  • Logix Solutions, Inc.[21]

  • Long Term Care, Inc., member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force in 1993[90]

  • LouisDreyfus Commodities, "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($25,000 in 2010)[30] - told CMD in July 2012 that it had decided not to fund ALEC this year.[210] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Lowe's Companies, Inc. (home improvement chain), member of ALEC's Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force (along with Home Depot) until it terminated its membership on April 22, 2013, according to an ALEC document.[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • LTC Inc. (structural and specialty steel detailers)[19]

  • Luminant Energy (subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings), "Chairman" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference[211] and "Chairman" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000).[40]

  • LyondellBasell Industries, Member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[117]

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  • Macquarie Capital Advisors USA Inc., ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force member;[212][77] terminated its membership on March 17, 2013, according to an ALEC document.[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Management and Training Corporation (third-largest private prison company in the United States), attended ALEC 2010 Annual Meeting in San Diego[213]

  • Marathon Oil Co.[19] Member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[117]

  • Mars Inc., Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[17] - announced April 12, 2012 that it had not renewed its ALEC membership[214] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Mary Kay Cosmetics[19]

  • Maximus[19]

  • Mayflower Contract Services Inc.[19]

  • McDonald's Corporation, former ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Executive Committee member[14][77] [19] - announced April 10, 2012, that it had declined to renew its ALEC membership[215] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • McKinsey & Company, Private Enterprise Board Member in 2008 (partner Jeffrey Lane)[216]

  • McMoRan Exploration Company ("exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and onshore in the Gulf Coast area... focused on the 'deep gas play,' drilling to depths of 15,000 to 25,000 feet... and on the 'ultra-deep gas play' below 25,000 feet," principal operating subsidiary MOXY[217]), "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($25,000 in 2010)[30]

  • MDU Resources Group, Inc., Member of ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[117]

  • Medco Health Solutions, Inc., Member of ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force[18] - merged with Express Scripts in April 2012 and announced in July 2012 that both Medco and Express Scripts were no longer ALEC members[218] (although, according to an ALEC document, it did not terminate its membership in the HHS task force until February 25, 2013, giving as its reason that it had "merged with Express Scripts," which had "dropped b/c of PBM issue" (?).[22] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • MEGA Life & Health Insurance[21][19]

  • Merck,[19] "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($5,000 in 2010),[30] member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force in 1993[90] - told the New Jersey Star-Ledger in September 2012 that it would not renew its ALEC membership after 2012.[219] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Michigan Consolidated Gas Co.[19]

  • Miles Inc.[19]

  • Micron Technology (semiconductor company[220]), State corporate co-chair of Idaho,[17] member of ALEC Utah Host Committee for 2012 annual meeting[58] and “Vice Chairman” level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting.[221]

  • Microsoft Corporation,[21] Member of ALEC's Communications and Technology Task Force,[9] [165][222] confirmed that "in 2014 Microsoft decided to no longer participate in the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Communications and Technology Task Force, which had been our only previous involvement with ALEC. With this decision, we no longer contribute any dues to ALEC" in an email to The Sustainability Group of Loring, Wolcott and Coolidge and Walden Asset Management, which had engaged Microsoft over its affiliation with ALEC.[223] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • MidAmerican Energy Company[224][21] (now Berkshire Hathaway Energy), sponsor for the ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force reception at the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference.[225] Confirmed to Greenpeace in May 2014 that it had cut ties to ALEC.[34] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Midwest Generation, sponsor for the ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force reception at the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference[226]

  • MillerCoors Brewing Company,[21][19] member of ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force in 2011[77] - MillerCoors told ColorOfChange.org in July 2012 that it had not renewed its membership in 2012, nor does it intend to.[85] For more, see Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC.

  • Milliken & Co.,[19] member of ALEC's Public Safety and Elections Task Force in 2011[206]

  • MMR Group (Electrical & Instrumentation Construction, Maintenance, Management, and Technical Services company[227]), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force member in 2011[53]

  • Mobil Oil Corp.[19] (now Exxon Mobil, a current ALEC member)

  • Monarch, “Director” level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($15,000).[228]

  • Monsanto,[19] ALEC member in 1992[50]

  • Motorola, Inc.[21]

  • Mt. Carmel Public Utility Company[21]

  • MV Verisol (motor vehicle insurance verification company), member of ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force[77] and exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[17]

  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,[19] member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force in 1993[90]

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  • National Health Insurance, member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force in 1993[90]

  • National Heritage Academies, Member of ALEC's Education Task Force[95]

  • Nationwide Insurance Companies[19]

  • Nestlé USA Inc.[19] was, according to a company spokesperson, "a low-tier member of ALEC during a several year span in the 1990s ending, as I recall, in 1999. We have not been a member of ALEC since that time. We are looking to trim memberships rather than expand them at this time so I do not foresee a circumstance where we would consider rejoining," she said in May 2013.[229] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Nevada Power[19] (now NV Energy)

  • Newmont Mining Corporation[19]

  • News Corporation (Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., which owns the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and others, and whose education division is called "Amplify"), member of ALEC's Education Task Force and Communications and Technology Task Force,[230][231] told Media Matters in response to an article published September 26, 2014 that the company is no longer a member of ALEC.[232] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • NiSource's NIPSCO was a "Director" level sponsor of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference ($10,000).[6]

  • NJOY eCigarette company, joined ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force as well as its Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force on June 5, 2013[22] (also a State Policy Network funder)

  • Norfolk Southern, member of ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force,[77] "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($5,000 in 2010),[30] "Trustee" level sponsor at the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000),[233] and “Leadership Dinner” sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference.[234]

  • North Shore Gas, sponsor for the ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force reception at the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference[235]

  • Northern Telecom Inc.[19]

  • Northrop Grumman, a historical ALEC member,[19] rejoined ALEC July 1, 2013,[22] and then cut ties to ALEC January 2015.[236] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Northwestern Energy ("one of the largest providers of electricity and natural gas in the northwest quadrant of the United States"[237]), State corporate co-chair of Montana[17]

  • Novartis Member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force[18] and recipient of ALEC's 2011 Private Sector Member of the Year Award[123]

  • Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force until it terminated its membership on April 22, 2013, according to an ALEC document, because "contact difficult to get a hold of; possibly did not renew because only interested in diabetes related issue."[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Nucor, Member of ALEC Utah Host Committee for 2012 annual meeting[58]

  • NuStar Energy, "Director" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference[238]

  • NV Energy, ALEC State corporate co-chair of Nevada[17] and Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force member,[173][117] confirmed to Greenpeace in May 2014 that it had cut ties to ALEC.[34] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • NYNEX Corp.[19] (now Verizon Communications, an ALEC member)

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  • Olin Corporation[19]

  • Oncor (subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings), "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference[239] and "Director" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000).[40]

  • OptumInsight (previously Ingenix, which was a wholly owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group and was sued for fraud by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in 2008 and "agreed to put $350 million into a class-action restitution fund to pay physicians and policyholders for services provided by out-of-network providers."[240] The Optum health service businesses have a new name but are still subsidiaries of UnitedHealth Group.[241]): Representatives Tom McGraw, Vice President of Government Program Integrity, and Wayne Neff, Senior Vice President of OptumHealthPublic Sector, spoke at a "Medicaid Crisis in the States: Private Sector Solutions You Can Use" workshop at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting[242]

  • Orchid Cellmark, Member of ALEC's Public Safety and Elections Task Force (the task force that approved ALEC's "Voter ID" and "Castle Doctrine" "model" bills) before it was disbanded in April 2012[206]

  • Outback Steak House,[19] ALEC member in 1998[79]

  • Outdoor Systems[19]

  • Overstock.com joined ALEC in 2012 to push state sales tax legislation and terminated its membership after one year, according to a spokesperson[243] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • OXY USA Inc. (Occidental Petroleum Corporation),[19] Member of ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force,[117] had "no plans to continue Occidental's membership in, or make further payments to, ALEC" as of September 29, 2014, according to the National Journal.[244] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • OxyChem (Occidental Petroleum Corporation)[19]

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  • PacifiCorp, Member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force,[92] confirmed to Greenpeace in May 2014 that it had cut ties to ALEC.[34] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Pacific Telesis Group[19]

  • Parke-Davis, member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force in 1993[90]

  • Parquet Public Affairs (Orlando, Washington, and New York PR firm),[15] member of ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force[77]

  • Peabody Energy, Private Enterprise Board member,[1] State corporate co-chair of Illinois and Wyoming,[17] 2011 winner of ALEC's Private Sector Member of the Year Award,[123] "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($50,000 in 2010),[30] sponsor of the 2012 States & Nation Policy Summit in Washington, DC,[36] gave $2,000 to Arizona ALEC Scholarship Fund in January 2010 and another $2,000 in July 2010,[245] “Chairman” level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting,[246] "Chairman" level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000),[247] host committee for the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference,[248] "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference,[249] Also a member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force.[92]

  • People's Energy Corporation[21] and "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of ALEC's 2014 States and Nation Policy Summit.[39]

  • Peoples Gas, sponsor for the ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force reception at the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference[250]

  • Pennsylvania Electric Co.[19]

  • Pennzoil Co.[19]

  • Pepco Holdings, ALEC funder in 2002[194]

  • Pepsi-Cola[19] Member of ALEC's Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force[61] - informed Color of Change in a letter dated January 25th that they would not renew their membership in ALEC in 2012.[251] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Pfizer Inc.,[19] Private Enterprise Board member,[1] State corporate co-chair of Colorado, Nebraska and Wisconsin,[17] member of ALEC's Civil Justice Task Force[80]and Health and Human Services Task Force,[18] "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($25,000 in 2010)[30] and "Trustee" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference,[252] and "Director" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000).[40]

  • PFL Life Insurance Company,[19] member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force in 1993[90]

  • PG&E Corporation (parent of Pacific Gas and Electric Company), ALEC funder in 2010 ($5,000),[253] 2002,[194] and advertised in program for 1998 ALEC 25th Anniversary Annual Conference,[79] confirmed to Greenpeace in May 2014 that it had cut ties to ALEC.[34] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Pharmacia & Upjohn[21]

  • Phelps Dodge Corp[19]. (purchased from Newmont Mining by Freeport-McMoran, a current ALEC member)

  • Philip Morris Companies (now Altria, a current ALEC member)[19]

  • Phillips 66 Petroleum[19][21] (now ConocoPhillips)

  • Pinnacle West Capital, member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[254][92] and gave $5,000 to Arizona ALEC Scholarship Fund in December 2010[245]

  • Piedmont Natural Gas, "Trustee"-level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000).[40]

  • Pioneer Financial Services[19]

  • Pioneer Natural Resources, "Trustee" level sponsor of the 2014 ALEC Annual Conference[255]

  • Placer Dome US Inc. (now part of Barrick Gold, another previous ALEC member)[19]

  • PNC Mortgage Corp. of America[19]

  • Portland General Electric[19]

  • Prairie State Energy Campus, “Trustee” level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000)[256]

  • Procter & Gamble, member of ALEC Private Enterprise Board as of 2009[257][19] - Told Color of Change that it would not renew its membership on April 20th.[258] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Progress Energy (now merged with Duke Energy,[259] another current ALEC member), State corporate co-chair of South Carolina,[17] member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[22]

  • Progressive Medical International (distributor of medical equipment and emergency care solutions based in Vista, CA), Member of ALEC Utah Host Committee for 2012 annual meeting[58]

  • Progressive Solutions, “Director” level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference[260] and “Leadership Reception” sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($15,000).[261]

  • Promus Companies[19] (hotel management company that owned Holiday Inn and later Doubletree and Harrah's and is now owned by Hilton Hotels)

  • Prudential Financial[19]

  • Publix Super Markets, Member of ALEC's Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force as of 2011,[61] announced on June 24, 2013 via social media that it had "not been a member of ALEC since 2011."[262] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Purdue Pharma, Member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force[18]

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  • QEP Resources ("natural gas and oil exploration and production company"[263]), "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($10,000 in 2010)[30]

  • Quaker Oats Co.[19] (now part of PepsiCo, a former ALEC member)

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  • Raytheon Company, donated $2,500 to the Arizona ALEC State Scholarship Fund on January 18, 2011[264] - told Walden Asset Management by letter on September 9, 2014 that it "is not a member of ALEC and does not contribute to the organization."

  • Reagan National Advertising (outdoor advertising company based in Austin, TX), Member of ALEC Utah Host Committee for 2012 annual meeting[58]

  • Reckitt Benckiser Group, Member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force[18] and Public Safety and Elections Task Force[206] - told ColorOfChange.org that it is no longer an ALEC member in August 2012[154] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Reed Elsevier, Inc., member of ALEC "Private Enterprise" Board of Directors;[1] and member of ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force,[77] Health and Human Services Task Force,[18] Communications and Technology Task Force,[9] and Public Safety and Elections Task Force[206] - announced that it had resigned its board seat and dropped its ALEC membership "after considering the broad range of criticism being leveled at ALEC" on April 12, 2012[265] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Renovate America, "Trustee"-level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000).[40]

  • Repco[19]

  • ResCare, member of ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force[266]

  • Reynolds American,[19][21] ALEC "Private Enterprise" Board of Directors member,[1] recipient of ALEC's 2011 Private Sector Member of the Year Award,[123]"President" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($100,000 in 2010),[30] sponsor of the 2012 States & Nation Policy Summit in Washington, DC,[36]member of Louisiana Host Committee,[17] sponsor of American Enterprise Institute President Arthur C. Brooks' "Leadership Dinner" speech in 2011,[123] sponsor of the "Cigar Reception,"[267] "President" level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting,[268] “President” level sponsor of the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($100,000),[269] and host committee for the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference,[270] "President" level sponsor of the 2015 ALEC Annual Conference ($100,000),[40]"Chair" level sponsor of ALEC's 2016 Annual Conference ($50,000).[6] Reynolds American is a member of ALEC's Civil Justice Task Force,[80] Health and Human Services Task Force,[18] International Relations Task Force[271], Public Safety and Elections Task Force,[206] and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force.[61]

  • Rhone-Poulenc Rorer,[21][19] member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force in 1993[90]

  • Roadway Services[19]

  • Robert Huff Designs (manufacturer of State, County, and City seals), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference[17]

  • Roche Diagnostics Corporation (a U.S. subsidiary of the Swiss Roche Group, which has been an ALEC member), member of ALEC until it terminated its membership January 14, 2013.[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Rocky Mountain Power (power company based in Salt Lake City, UT), Member of ALEC Utah Host Committee for 2012 annual meeting[58]. Subsidiary of PacifiCorp & MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, which confirmed to Greenpeace in May 2014 that all subsidiaries had cut ties to ALEC.[34] Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • R.R. Donnelley & Sons,[21] a "Director" level sponsor of the ALEC Annual Conference in 1998, and listed as a new ALEC member[79]

  • Rural/Metro Corp.[19]

  • Ryan, Inc. (a tax services firm), member of ALEC's Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force until it terminated its membership on January 14, 2013.[22] See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Ryder Systems, Inc.[19]

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  • Safety-Kleen Corp.[19]

  • Sallie Mae (SLM Corporation)[272] - Sallie Mae has been an ALEC member, but announced quietly in September 2013 that it had cut ties with the organization.[273]Please see Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • Salt River Project, ALEC "Private Enterprise" Board of Directors member[1] and State corporate co-chair of Arizona[17] as of 2011 and member of ALEC's Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force[117]

  • Sandoz Corp.[19]

  • Sanofi (formerly Sanofi-Aventis), "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference[29] ($25,000 in 2010),[30] and member of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force.[18] Sanofi-Aventis also gave $3,000 to the Arizona ALEC Scholarship Fund in March 2010.[245] Sanofi confirmed to CMD that it was cutting ties to ALEC in October 2012. See Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.

  • San Diego Gas & Electric[19] (utility that provides natural gas and electricity to San Diego County and southern Orange County)

  • Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corp.[19] (now part of Newmont Mining Corporation, another previous ALEC member)

  • SAP America, previously a member of ALEC's Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force[77] and Communications and Technology Task Force,[9]awarded ALEC's 2011 Private Sector of the Year Award,[274] “Chairman” level sponsor of the 2012 ALEC Annual Meeting,[275] and "Director" level sponsor at the 2013 ALEC Annual Conference ($15,000).[276] Told CMD that it was ceasing funding of ALEC on November 6, 2014 due to ALEC policies on climate change, renewable energy, guns and voting rights.[277]

  • Sara Lee Corporation[21]

  • SBC Communications Inc.[19] (company changed its name to AT&T Inc. after it purchased its former parent company, AT&T Corporation -- AT&T is a current ALEC member)

  • SCANA Corp.,[19] ALEC member in 1992[50]

  • Scantron, Member of ALEC's Education Task Force[95] - A Scantron spokesperson told CMD in May 2012 that it had cut ties with ALEC.[278] See Corporations Which Have Cut Ties to ALEC for more.