Charles Koch Ramps Up Investment in ALEC as the Lobbying Group Loses Corporate Funders Over Far-Right Ties - 2018-11-29
The group has been roiled by negative stories over several years. Verizon announced it was ending its support following a hate-fueled speech by anti-Muslim activist David Horowitz at ALEC's annual meeting in August. Horowitz, who is well known for taking extremist views on a range of topics, used the platform at ALEC to attack marriage equality and suggested that the Constitution's three-fifths compromise was not about black people.
"We have ended our membership with ALEC and their convention speaker was a key factor in the decision," Jim Greer, AT&T's spokesperson, said in a statement.