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"This week I spoke with an executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield who told me that the company did not renew its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council this year, and we followed up with the company to confirm they are no longer a member of ALEC. We applaud BCBS for ending its relationship with this shadowy DC organization that would rather have our law makers work for corporations than the people.
"The ColorOfChange community is also happy to learn that Reed Elsevier (owner of LexisNexis and publisher of science and health information) left ALEC late last week, as did American Traffic Solutions and Arizona Public Service -- two Arizona-based companies. With Blue Cross Blue Shield's announcement yesterday, the number of companies that have decided to cut ties with ALEC grows to 11. The list also includes Mars Inc., Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, Intuit, McDonald's and Wendy's.