Coalition Letters to ALEC Corporate Funders Over David Horowitz Involvement in ALEC
Click to the read the letters to ALEC corporate funders from 79 organizations urging the corporations to cut ties and stop funding ALEC:
- UPDATE: The Intercept reported on November 29, 2018 that AT&T has cut ties with ALEC. A spokesperson from AT&T issued a statement saying “We have ended our membership with ALEC and their convention speaker was a key factor in the decision.”
- UPDATE: A representative from Diageo told Common Cause that they have “not been associated with ALEC for quite some time.” Diageo’s decision to cut ties with ALEC was previously not publicly known.
- UPDATE: The Intercept reported on November 29, 2018 that Dow is no longer an ALEC funder and does “not tolerate discrimination in any form or support organizations that demonstrate discriminatory language and/or actions.”
- UPDATE: The Intercept reported on November 29, 2018 that Honeywell did not fund ALEC in 2018. This was not previously publicly known.
- UPDATE: A representative from Pfizer sent the following response to Common Cause, stating they were continuing their membership in ALEC: “Thank you for sharing your views. In response to your comments, Pfizer condemns racism and bigotry in all its forms. Our funding of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is specifically for work related to health care policy issues. Pfizer engages with several industry and trade groups that can impact our ability to serve patients. Our engagement with these groups comes with the understanding that we will not always agree with all the positions of the larger organization and/or other members.”
- UPDATE: The Intercept reported on September 15, 2018 that Verizon has decided to cut ties and funding with ALEC after receiving the coalition letter about David Horowitz’s comments.