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Thu Apr 5, 2012, 09:47 AM

15. "Where model laws like 'stand your ground' originate"

There is a larger story to the “stand your ground” law, and it’s called ALEC — the American Legislative Exchange Council. This group is funded by the Koch brothers and other large corporations. They are not a lobbying group. They actually write legislation in the form of “model” laws and then push these laws (that have nothing to do with what is needed in our particular state) through conservative legislators who they often support through campaign contributions.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20120405/OPINION/304050040/Where-model-laws-like-stand-your-ground-originate

Tell ALEC Companies to Stand Down!
The tragic Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida has once again drawn attention to the role of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in spreading terrible public policy in the form of “model” bills across the nation.

We are sending letters to the corporate leadership of the ALEC, which includes many household names (Bayer, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Wal-Mart, UPS, State Farm, Johnson and Johnson, AT&T, Koch, Altria/Phillip Morris USA, Reynolds Tobacco, Centerpoint 360, American Bail Coalition, Diageo, Energy Future Holdings, Exxon Mobile, Intuit, Peabody Energy, PhRMA, Reed Elsevier, Salt River Project) to demand that they withdraw their membership from ALEC and do what’s right for our democracy.

By clicking the link below, you’ll be able to send your own letter to the companies. For more information about ALEC corporations, ALEC politicians, and the details of what they are doing behind closed doors go to www.ALECexposed.org.
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/632/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10002


List of corporate donors:

A

Abbott Laboratories
Accredited Surety & Casualty Company Inc., Gene Newman (Vice President of Industry Relations & Marketing) spoke at an ALEC workshop in 2009
Alcoa Recycling Co.
Alexander & Baldwin Inc.
Alkermes, Inc. (biotechnology company), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference
Allergan, State corporate co-chair of Tennessee, "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000 in 2010) and member of Louisiana Host Committee
Alliant Utilities -Interstate Power Company (now Alliant Energy)
AlliedSignal Automotive (now Honeywell)
Altria Group, ALEC Private Enterprise Board member, co-chair of the International Relations Task Force and "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000 in 2010)
Alza Corporation (now part of Johnson & Johnson)
Amazon.com, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
AmerenCIPS, sponsor of "Missouri Night" at Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans during the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
AmerenUE
American Chambers Life Insurance
American Crop Protection Association
American Cyanamid Co.
American Electric Power, member of ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force, "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000 in 2010) and member of Louisiana Host Committee
American Express Company
American Home Products Corp
American Medical Security
American Republic Insurance Co
American Stores-Jewel/OSCO
American Traffic Solutions (road safety camera and automated toll collections program company), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force member
America West Airlines (now US Airways)
Amerisure-Michigan Mutual
Ameritech
Amex Life Assurance Co.
Amoco Corporation
Amway Corporation
Amwest Surety Insurance Co.
Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland
ARCO
Argosy Gaming Co.
Arizona Public Service Company
Artemis Exploration
Arthur Anderson
ASARCO Incorp.
Ashland Oil
Associated Bond & Insurance Agency
Astra/Merck (now AstraZeneca and Merck)
AstraZeneca, State corporate co-chair of Delaware
AT&T, Private Enterprise Board member,, State corporate co-chair of Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force member, "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000 in 2010) and member of Louisiana Host Committee
Atmos Energy, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)

B

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
Bank of America
Bankers Insurance Co.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Bayer Corp., Private Enterprise Board member, State corporate co-chair of Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas and "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000 in 2010)
Bell Atlantic
Bell Atlantic PA
BellAtlantic WV
BellSouth Corp. (now AT&T)
BellSouth South Carolina
Beneficial Management Corp.
BI Incorporated (a GEO Group Company)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Boehringer Ingelheim
Boeing Corporation
Boyd Gaming Corp.
BP America, Inc., "President" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($100,000 in 2010)
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation (now part of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company)
Browning-Ferris Industries (licensed trademark of Allied Waste Industries)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF), "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010)
Burroughs Wellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline)

C

Cahill, Wolfgram and Associates (PR firm in DeForest, WI)
Caliber System, Inc. (in receivership as of June 2011)
Caltest/Omstar
CARE CPA
Cargill, Inc.
Carolina Power & Light
CashAmerica ("pawn loans and fast cash advances"), "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000 in 2010)
Caterpillar, Inc.
Celgene Corporation, State corporate co-chair of Illinois
CenterPoint 360, ALEC Private Enterprise Board member
Central and South West Corp. (now part of American Electric Power)
Central Illinois Light Co. (now AmerenCILCO)
Central Reserve Life
CenturyLink (formerly Qwest Communications until April 2011, preceded by US West, Inc.), "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
Chemical Banking Corp.
Chesapeake Energy, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
Chevron Corporation, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
Chrysler Corporation
CIBA-GEIGY
Cincinnati Bell
CINergy (now part of Duke Energy)
Citizens Insurance Co.
Civic Initiatives, LLC ("works with public sector clients to achieve maximum results from complex procurements and public-private partnerships"), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force member
Cleco, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010) and member of Louisiana Host Committee
CN (Canadian National Railroad), "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010)
Coastal Corp.
Coca-Cola Company

Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp.
Coldwell Banker
Columbia Gas of Ohio (now part of NiSource)
Columbia Healthcare (now HCA Inc.)
Comcast, State corporate co-chair of Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri and Utah and recipient of ALEC's 2011 State Chair of the Year Award
Commonwealth Edison Company (now Exelon)
Connections Academy
ConocoPhillips, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
Coors Brewing Company
Cornell Abraxas
Corrections Corporation of America
Cowart Group (Louisiana architectural firm), member of ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting Louisiana Host Committee
Cox Communications, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010) and member of Louisiana Host Committee
Crown Central Petroleum Corp.
CQ Roll Call (state legislative tracking and online advocacy tools business), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference
CSX Corporation, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010)
Cyprus AMAX Minerals Co. (now part of Freeport-McMoran)

D

Deere & Company
Dell, Inc., ALEC Education Task Force member
Del Webb Corp.
Detroit Edison
Diageo
The Dial Corp. (now part of Henkel)
Digital Equipment Corp.
Digital Products Co.
Douglass Financial Corp.
Dow Chemical Company, ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force member and "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
Dow Corning
DowElanco (now a division of Eli Lilly)
Duke Energy Corp., State corporate co-chair of Indiana and South Carolina
DuPont

E

Eastman Chemical Co.
Economy Plumbing Inc.
Eli Lilly and Company, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010)
Emerson Electric Co., ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member
EnCana Corporation, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
Energy Future Holdings
Energy Transfer (natural gas transportation company), "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
Enron Corporation
Entergy, "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000 in 2010)
Environmental Management Corporation and member of Louisiana Host Committee
Excel Telecommunications
Executone
Express Scripts (pharmaceutical retailer), sponsor of "Missouri Night" at Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans during the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
ExxonMobil Corporation, Private Enterprise Board member, "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000 in 2010) and member of Louisiana Host Committee
EZCorp (pawn shops and payday loans), "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000 in 2010)

F

Farmers Group, Inc.
FedEx, Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Executive Committee member,, "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000 in 2010)
Fidelity Investments and member of Louisiana Host Committee
Fieldstead & Co.
First Chicago NBD
Fleet Bank (now part of Bank of America)
Florida Gas Transmission Co.
Florida Power Corp.
Ford Motor Co.
Fort Howard Corp. (now part of Koch Industries' Georgia-Pacific)
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000 in 2010)
Fremont Company
Fremont Pacific Compensation Insurance Group (now Pacific Compensation Insurance Company)
Frito-Lay Inc.
Fruit of the Loom (a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway)

G

Gates Corp.
Gaylord Container
GEICO
Genentech, Inc.
General Electric
General Electric Capital Corp.
General Electric Medical Systems
General Mills Restaurants
General Motors Corporation, ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force member
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. ("short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium"), "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010)
George K. Baum & Company
Georgia-Pacific (owned by Koch Industries), ALEC 2011 Annual Meeting Louisiana Host Committee member
Gerber Products
GlaxoSmithKline, Private Enterprise Board member and State corporate co-chair of New Mexico, New York and North Carolina
Golden Rule Insurance
Great West Life Assurance Co.
Growmark Inc.
Grumman Data Systems
GTE Corporation (now Verizon)
GTECH Corp. (gaming technology and services company now part of Lottomatica Group)
Guarantee Trust Life Insurance
Gulf States Toyota, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)

H

Hancor, Inc. (now part of Advanced Drainage Systems)
Hanover Insurance Co.
Harris Deville & Associates (public relations & lobbying), "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010) and Louisiana Host Committee member
Harris Trust and Savings Bank (Harris Bank)
Henkel (German consumer products firm)
Hiram Walker & Sons Inc. (now owned by Pernod Ricard)
Hoechst-Roussell Pharmaceutical Corporation
Hoffman-La Roche
Hoffman-La Roche, Inc.
Hollywood Casino Corp.
Homestake Mining Co. (now part of Barrick Gold Corp.)
Household International
Houston Industries
HP, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010)
Humana Corporation
Hunt Guillot & Associates (engineering firm with offices in LA, TX & PA), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference
Hutchinson Technology

I

IBM
Illinois Power Company
Illinois Tool Works
Imperial Chemical Industries Pharmaceuticals (acquired by AkzoNobel in January 2008)
Independence Mining Co. (now owned by General Metals Corp.)
Industrial Biotechnology Association
Inland Steel Industries
International Fidelity Insurance Co.
International Game Technology
International Paper, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
Intuit, Inc., "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000 in 2010)
IPALCO Enterprises (Indianapolis Power & Light)
Irby Construction Co.

J

Jacobs Entertainment (film buying and marketing firm), "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
JC Penney Co.
John Deere & Company, ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force member
Johnson & Johnson, "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000 in 2010)
Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc. (now Vivendi)

K

K12 Inc., Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference
Kansas City Power and Light Co. (now part of Great Plains Energy)
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 ($5,000 in 2010)
Know Who (political contact information company), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference
Koch Industries and Koch Industries Public Sector, Private Enterprise Board member,State corporate co-chair of Kansas and "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000 in 2010)
Kraft Food, Inc., "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010)

L

Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc.
Laidlaw Transit Ltd.
LaSalle National Bank
Leadership Directories, Inc. (political contact information business), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference
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
Lederle Laboratories
Lexington National Insurance Co.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
LifeSaver Interlock Holdings, Inc. (manufacturer of ignition interlocks to be installed in the vehicles of DUI offenders), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference
Logix Solutions, Inc.
Long Term Care, Inc.
LouisDreyfus Commodities, "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000 in 2010)
LTC Inc. (structural and specialty steel detailers)

M

Macquarie Capital Advisors USA Inc., ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force member
Marathon Oil Co.
Mars Inc., Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Maximus
Mayflower Contract Services Inc
McDonalds Corporation, ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Executive Committee member
McKinsey & Company (Partner Jeffrey Lane, Private Enterprise Board Member 2008)
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), "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000 in 2010)
MEGA Life & Health Insurance
Merck, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010)
Michigan Consolidated Gas Co.
Miles Inc.
Micron Technology (semiconductor company), State corporate co-chair of Idaho
Microsoft Corporation
MidAmerican Energy Company
Miller Brewing Company (now MillerCoors)
Milliken & Co.
MMR Group (Electrical & Instrumentation Construction, Maintenance, Management, and Technical Services company), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force member
Mobil Oil Corp. (now Exxon Mobil)
Monsanto
Motorola, Inc.
Mt. Carmel Public Utility Company
MV Verisol (motor vehicle insurance verification company), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference
Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

N

National Health Insurance
Nationwide Insurance Companies
Nestlé USA Inc.
Nevada Power (now NV Energy)
Newmont Mining Corporation
Norfolk Southern, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010)
Northern Telecom Inc.
Northrop Grumman
Northwestern Energy ("one of the largest providers of electricity and natural gas in the northwest quadrant of the United States"), State corporate co-chair of Montana
Novartis, given ALEC's 2011 Private Sector Member of the Year Award
NV Energy, State corporate co-chair of Nevada and Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force member
NYNEX Corp. (now ])

O

Olin Corporation
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." The Optum health service businesses have a new name but are still subsidiaries of UnitedHealth Group.), 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
Outback Steak House
Outdoor Systems
OXY USA Inc. (Occidental Petroleum Corporation)
OxyChem (Occidental Petroleum Corporation)

P

Pacific Telesis Group
Parke-Davis
Parquet Public Affairs (Orlando, Washington and New York PR firm)
Peabody Energy, Private Enterprise Board member, State corporate co-chair of Illinois and Wyoming, 2011 winner of ALEC's Private Sector Member of the Year Award and "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000 in 2010)
Peoples Energy Corporation
Pennsylvania Electric Co.
Pennzoil Co.
Pepsi-Cola
Pfizer Inc., Private Enterprise Board member, State corporate co-chair of Colorado, Nebraska and Wisconsin and "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000 in 2010)
PFL Life Insurance Company
Pharmacia & Upjohn
Phelps Dodge Corp. (purchased from Newmont Mining by Freeport-McMoran)
Philip Morris Companies (now Altria)
Phillips 66 Petroleum (now ConocoPhillips)
Pinnacle West Capital
Pioneer Financial Services
Placer Dome US Inc. (now part of Barrick Gold)
PNC Mortgage Corp. of America
Portland General Electric
Procter & Gamble, member of ALEC Private Enterprise Board as of 2009
Progress Energy, State corporate co-chair of South Carolina
Promus Companies, (hotel management company that owned Holiday Inn and later Doubletree and Harrah's and is now owned by Hilton Hotels)
Prudential Financial

Q

QEP Resources ("natural gas and oil exploration and production company"), "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
Quaker Oats Co. (now part of PepsiCo)

R

Reed Elsevier, Inc.
Repco
Reynolds American, Private Enterprise Board member, recipient of ALEC's 2011 Private Sector Member of the Year Award, "President" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($100,000 in 2010), member of Louisiana Host Committee, sponsor of American Enterprise Institute President Arthur C. Brooks' "Leadership Dinner" speech and sponsor of the "Cigar Reception"
Rhone-Poulenc Rorer
Roadway Services
Robert Huff Designs (manufacturer of State, County, and City seals), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference
R.R. Donnelley & Sons
Rural/Metro Corp.
Ryder Systems, Inc.

S

Safety-Kleen Corp.
Salt River Project, Private Enterprise Board member and State corporate co-chair of Arizona as of 2011
Sandoz Corp.
Sanofi/Sanofi-Aventis, "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000 in 2010)
San Diego Gas & Electric(utility that provides natural gas and electricity to San Diego County and southern Orange County)
Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corp. (now part of Newmont Mining Corporation)
SAP America, awarded ALEC's 2011 Private Sector of the Year Award
Sara Lee Corporation
SBC Communications Inc.(company changed its name to AT&T Inc. after it purchased its former parent company, AT&T Corporation)
SCANA Corp.
Schering-Plough (since acquired by Merck)
Schwan's Sales Enterprises Inc.
Seagram & Sons, Inc. (Seagram assets have since been acquired by other companies, notably Coca-Cola, Diageo and Pernod Ricard)
Self Insurance Institute of America(member-based association dedicated to protecting the business interests of companies involved in the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer industry)
Shaklee Corp.
Shell Oil Company, ALEC Civil Justice Task Force member, "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000 in 2010), member of Louisiana Host Committee and sponsor of the August 4th, 2011, Plenary Session speeches of ALEC "scholars" Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore
Sierra Pacific Power Co. (now NV Energy)
SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline)
Solvay Pharmaceutical
Sony Corp.
Southern California Edison
Southern Company
Southern Pacific Transportation Co. (now part of Union Pacific)
Southwest Ambulance (now part of Rural/Metro)
Southwestern Bell Corp. (now AT&T)
Southwire Co.
Spectra Energy (natural gas infrastructure company), "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010)
Sprint / United Telephone Company of Texas (now Sprint Nextel)
State Farm Insurance Co., Private Enterprise Board member, recipient of ALEC's 2011 Private Sector Member of the Year Award and "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000 in 2010)
State Net (private company reporting on state legislation, with clients including "five of the nation's ten largest companies"), "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
Strategic Advocacy Group(public relations firm for businesses)
Sun Company Inc.
Sundstrand Corporation
Syntex Corp. (now part of the Roche Group)

T

Takeda Pharmaceutical (global pharmaceutical company based in Japan), State corporate co-chair of Alaska, South Dakota and Washington, recipient of ALEC's 2011 State Chair of the Year Award, "President" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($100,000 in 2010) and member of Louisiana Host Committee; Takeda Head of Governmental and External Affairs David L. Dieter also spoke at a plenary session at the 2011 Annual Conference
Tampa Electric Co. (the principal subsidiary of TECO Energy)
Taser International Inc. (stun gun maker), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force member
TECO Energy
Tenneco Gas
Texaco Inc.
Texas Utilities Service Co(subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings)
Thomson Reuters Accelus (created by the Thomson Corporation's purchase of Reuters in 2008), Exhibitor at ALEC's 2011 Annual Conference
Thunder Basin Coal Co. (now part of Arch Coal)
TicketMaster (was a ticket sales and distribution company that merged with Live Nation to become Live Nation Entertainment)
Time Insurance Co. (an Assurant Health member company, formerly Fortis Health)
Time Warner, State corporate co-chair of Ohio, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
TogetherRX Access (an LLC with 18 pharmaceutical member corporations), "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of and exhibitor at 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000 in 2010)
Gulf States Toyota, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
The Traveler's Companies
Tropicana (now owned by PepsiCo
TRW Inc. (now part of Northrop Grumman)
TXANS (works with Texan employers on injury prevention and the provision of workplace injury benefits by non-subscribers to workers' compensation)

U

Underwriters Surety Inc. (sister company of American Surety Company)
Unilever (owner of Axe deodorant, Dove soap, Pond's cold cream, Suave shampoo, Vaseline petroleum jelly, Signal toothpaste, Surf laundry soap, Slim Fast weight loss foods, Lipton tea, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Breyers ice cream, and Country Crock margarine), State corporate co-chair of Maryland
Union Pacific Corporation, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010)
United Airlines
UnitedHealthcare, "Chairman" level sponsor of and exhibitor at 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000 in 2010) and member of Louisiana Host Committee; representatives Tom McGraw, Vice President of Government Program Integrity at subsidiary OptumInsight, Wayne Neff, Senior Vice President of subsidiary OptumHealthPublic Sector, and Russell C. Petrella, Community & State President of UnitedHealthcare, spoke at a "Medicaid Crisis in the States: Private Sector Solutions You Can Use" workshop at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting
United Infrastructure Co.(design/build contractor operating internationally)
United Parcel Service (UPS), Private Enterprise Board member, Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Executive Committee member and State corporate co-chair of California
The Upjohn Co. (now part of Pharmacia AB, Monsanto and Pfizer)
UPS Airlines, State corporate co-chair of Kentucky
U.S. Generating Company, "Vice Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($25,000 in 2010)
UST Public Affairs Inc. (now United States Smokeless Tobacco Company
US West, Inc. (later Qwest Communications, and CenturyLink as of April 2011)
UtiliCorp United Inc. (now part of Black Hills Corporation and Great Plains Energy)

V

Vancom Inc.
Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (VALIC)
VASA Brougher(was acquired by the Centris Group)
Verizon Communications, Inc., Private Enterprise Board member and State corporate co-chair of Virginia and Wyoming
Viad Corp.
Visa, "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000 in 2010) and sponsor of the August 5th, 2011, Plenary Session speech of FreedomWorks' Dick Armey

W

Wackenhut Corrections (now G4S)
Wallace Laboratories
Walgreens, "Trustee" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($5,000 in 2010)
Wall Street Journal (owned by Murdoch's News Corporation), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member via Editorial Board member Stephen Moore
Wal-Mart Stores, "Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($50,000 in 2010)
Walt Klein & Associates
Wardwell Braiding Machine Co.(supplier of braiding textile equipment)
Washington Times
Waste Management Inc.
Wausau Insurance Companies (a member of Liberty Mutual Group)
Wendy's International Inc. (now the Wendy's/Arby's Group)
WellPoint, "Director" level sponsor of 2011 ALEC Annual Conference ($10,000 in 2010)
Western Fuels Association, Inc.
West Publishing Co.( subsidiary of Thomson Reuters)
Westvaco Corp. (now MeadWestvaco)
Whiteco
The Williams Company (natural gas company), State corporate co-chair of Oklahoma
WMX Technologies Inc. (formerly Waste Management Inc.)
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories (now Pfizer)

X

Xcel Energy, State corporate co-chair of Wisconsin

Y

YUM! Brands (owner of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver's and A&W), State corporate co-chair of Kentucky and Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Labor and Business Regulation Subcommittee member

Z

Zoom Cycle Accessories
Zurich Insurance
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