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ALEC Member Corporations.

If corporations choose to join organizations like ALEC, they should be proud enough to let the country and their shareholders know. As mentioned many times before here on blogforiowa, ALEC tries to operate out of the light. As you also know, this is not good for democracy. So in the interest of helping ALEC come to the light we will list some of the corporations with ALEC ties. The whole list can be found here:

Remember that Coke, Pepsi, Kraft Foods, McDonald’s, Intuit and the Gate’s Foundation have recently left ALEC.

Let’s start with those on the board of directors:

Corporate Board

As of 2011:

CenterPoint 360, W. Preston Baldwin – Chairman
Altria Group, Daniel Smith
American Bail Coalition, William Carmichael, Jerry Watson
AT&T, William Leahy
Bayer Corp., Sandy Oliver
Diageo, Kenneth Lane
Energy Future Holdings, Sano Blocker
ExxonMobil Corporation, Randall Smith
GlaxoSmithKline, John Del Giorno
Johnson & Johnson, Don Bohn
Koch Companies Public Sector, Mike Morgan
Peabody Energy, Kelly Mader
Pfizer Inc., Michael Hubert
PhRMA, Jeff Bond
Reed Elsevier, Inc., Teresa Jennings
Reynolds American, David Powers
Salt River Project, Russell Smoldon
State Farm Insurance Co., Roland Spies
United Parcel Service (UPS)[2], Richard McArdle
Wal-Mart Stores, Maggie Sans

ALEC MEMBERS

Because the list is so long, we will list ALEC corporations that we believe have some relevance to Iowa. However, please take a look at the whole list at the link. There may be some surprises on it for you.

Abbott Laboratories
Alcoa Recycling Co
Altria Group
Amazon.com
American Express Company
Amoco Corporation
Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc
Archer Daniels Midland
AT&T

Bank of America
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association,
BP America, Inc
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Cargill, Inc
Caterpillar, Inc.
Coors Brewing Company

Deere & Company

Exxon- Mobile

Farmers Group, Inc.
FedEx
Fidelity Investments
Frito-Lay Inc

General Electric
General Motors Corporation
Georgia-Pacific (owned by Koch Industries)
Gerber Products
GlaxoSmithKline

John Deere & Company,
Johnson & Johnson

Koch Industries

Microsoft Corporation
MidAmerican Energy Company
Miller Brewing
Monsanto

Pennzoil
Procter & Gamble
Prudential Financial

Shell Oil
Sprint
State Farm Insurance

Texaco Oil
Time Warner

Unilever
United Healthcare
United Parcel Service

Verizon

Walgreens
Walmart
Wendy’s / Arby’s
Wellpoint

YUM! brands (Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long Jon Silver’s, A&W)

Contact them if you wish. We try to take our business elsewhere when possible.

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