Thursday, August 8, 2013

FedEx: Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

FedEx is the world's largest express transportation company, delivering some 3.3 million packages daily. It includes FedEx Freight, which hauls heavier items throughout the U.S., and FedEx Kinko's, which offers copying, printing, and graphic design services and sells office supplies, and serves as a drop-off point for customers mailing packages. [1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

FedEx lobbyist Bill Primeaux is on the Executive Committee of the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC's) Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force as of 2011.[2] [3] It was a "Vice-Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 American Legislative Exchange Council Annual Conference, which in 2010, equated to $25,000.[4] FedEx was also the sponsor of the ALEC 39th Annual Meeting Preview Reception.[5]
About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's, and check out breaking news on our site.

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