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International Paper Leaves ALEC

September 26, 2014

As Google, Facebook, and Yahoo have all announced that they are cutting ties with ALEC this week, numerous other corporations have confirmed to Common Cause they either have left the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), are reevaluating their membership, or have never been members. Here are the statements we have received:

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5 Tech Companies That NO LONGER Fund ALEC

September 23, 2014

In the last month, tech giants Google and Microsoft have cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive corporate lobbying group that pushes cookie-cutter “model bills” through state legislatures.

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Google Leaves ALEC, Chairman Calls Funding Them A Mistake

September 22, 2014

Google Chairman Eric Schimdt distanced his company from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on Monday, calling Google’s funding of one ALEC campaign “a mistake” and declaring that “we're trying to not do that in the future.”

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