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McDonalds becomes fifth major sponsor to cut ties with ALEC

McDonalds said Tuesday that it would not renew its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council, making it the fifth major sponsor to drop its support this month. “While [we] were a member of ALEC in 2011, we evaluate all professional memberships annually and made the business decision not to…

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pull support from ALEC

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Monday vowed to withdraw financial support for the American Legislative Exchange Council, an influential conservative nonprofit that drafts model bills for legislators. The foundation contributed more than $375,000 to ALEC in the past two years, according to Roll Call. “We have made a…

Coke and Pepsi abandon conservative group over voter ID, gun laws

Though the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was formed almost 40 years to organize conservative state legislators and allow them to share and replicate one another’s legislative ideas — and has been “soliciting more input from private sector members” about what is good for them for more than 20 years…

Protestors call on ALEC to disavow ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws after Trayvon Martin’s murder

Just before noon on a sunny D.C. day, close to 100 students, office workers and activists quietly converged outside a nondescript office building for a rally to shine light on the role that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) played in pushing legislatures to pass “Stand Your Ground” or “Shoot…

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