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  •  Got a call back from State Farm (2+ / 0-)
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    His basic explanation was that their association with ALEC has to do with insurance policy issues.  That their association has nothing to do with the issues of gun control/voter suppression.

    I did point out to him that as we tell our children -- whom we associate with mirror the kind of person we are.  And the same goes for corporations.  Being associated with an ultra right wing organisation will do absolutely nothing for their company.

    He did mention that the CEO of State Farm is on some board for President Obama associated with education.

    Must say I was surprised that I got a call back -- it was a rather lengthy discussion and I had a lot of opportunity to get my point across and explained my displeasure in various ways.

    "Proud to proclaim: I am a Bleeding Heart Liberal"

    by sara seattle on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 12:47:51 PM PDT

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    •  I'd dump them and let them know why! (1+ / 0-)
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      And BTW, Obama's education associations are fairly awful.

      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 12:57:16 PM PDT

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    •  Good for you! But Bogus alert! (0+ / 0-)

      If they are funding ALEC, those funds are being pooled so their saying their support is mostly for insurance issues is totally bogus -- unless State Farm is simply providing "moral" and not financial support.

      What separates us, divides us, and diminishes the human spirit.

      by equern on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 01:51:29 PM PDT

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      •  I agree with you (1+ / 0-)
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        which I why I told the State Farm representative -- its the company you keep.  

        And ALEC is such a ultra right wing organisation that I cannot imagine why any company would be associated in any way, shape or form with that kind of organisation.

        If nothing else -- this whole spotlight on ALEC might be giving corporations a minute to focus on if this organisation is really something they should be involved in -- and the cost to them if they stay.

        "Proud to proclaim: I am a Bleeding Heart Liberal"

        by sara seattle on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 03:56:30 PM PDT

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