Ciba-Geigy

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Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Ciba-Geigy has been a corporate funder of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)[1][2]. See ALEC Corporations for more.

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 ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.


Ciba-Geigy merged with Sandoz to form Novartis in 1996.

References

  1. American Legislative Exchange Council, Keeping the Promise: Making Health Care Accessible and Affordable for All Americans, January 1993, archived in Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, accessed July 2011
  2. Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research, project of the Environmental Working Group, Information on American Legislative Exchange Council, archived organizational profile, archived by Wayback Machine December 2, 2000, accessed August 19, 2011