Skip to comments.CVS drops sponsorship of business-backed conservative group ALEC (Also John Deere)
Posted on 07/12/2012 6:53:08 AM PDT by listenhillary
July 10, 2012 12:21 pm By Philip Marcelo
WOONSOCKET, R.I. -- Drugstore giant CVS Caremark is among the latest corporate sponsors dropping their support of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, a business-backed national conservative group.
CVS Caremark joined John Deere, MillerCoors, HP and Best Buy in deciding not to fund ALEC, according to ColorOfChange.org, an organization opposed to the stricter voter-identification laws ALEC advocates for.
ColorOfChange issued a news release Tuesday with this comment from Larry Burton, CVS Caremark senior vice-president for government affairs:
"Over the last few weeks, we have closely followed the issues surrounding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and have heard from numerous stakeholders expressing their views. As a result, after careful consideration of the available information, CVS Caremark has discontinued its membership in ALEC."
I’m boycotting CVS.
Stopped shopping CVS quite awhile ago. Glad that I did. May the curse of JC Penney be upon them.
or Best Buy
Are they flying the fag flag yet?
Stricter laws? Showing an ID to prove who you are is strict? GFU
I’m boycotting CVS, too. This is the final straw.
Hopefully alot of farmers and land owners will turn their equipment from green to red....or blue...or orange.
The Rite Aid is right across the street, I can go there instead.
I would think the John Deere demographic would be pretty conservative. Most Deere owners would likely be producers and likely tired of being the host for leeches.
Someone said earlier on a different thread. We’re at the point where 50% of Americans work for a living and the other half vote for a living.
John Deere makes a “fortune” from the same program that funds foodstamps. I smell political blackmail.
With CVS and Walgreens both on the boycott list, am hoping I don’t need an Rx filled anytime soon.
THAT, is a fantastic idea! I think I will email them that very idea.
> Hopefully alot of farmers and land owners will turn their
> equipment from green to red....or blue...or orange.
My tractor is an old Ford.
If I buy new, it will probably be New Holland (was Ford), or maybe Kubota.
John Deere is overpriced, overrated, and has revealed themselves to be supporters of the New World Order.
What more do you need to know?
It would be hard to imagine a worse company. When our next open enrolment period comes around I'm seriously going to see if I can drop the coverage completely and get the equivalent $ from my company. I don't care if I have to pay taxes on it. I don't care if I end up paying more out of pocket. At least myself and my family will have access to prescription drugs in a timely manner. (not 2 to 3 weeks, which seems to be their minimum turn around time) I will gladly, gladly pay 2x to 3x more out of pocket. In fact, even if I can't get out of the program I may just budget more in my HSA next year and simply buy the drugs outright. I've done that already this year on several occasions.
Word of warning to anyone considering CVS - don't, under any circumstances. No coverage is probably better than theirs at any price.
I doubt it. I bought my 970 JD tractor and equipment over 13 years ago and it would be wayyy tooo expensive to switch.
If ever I am fortunate to serve as a juror on a trial of a person accused of breaking into a CVS store, I already know that I should find the accused not-guilty. Since CVS appears to support breaking and entering into the country, I must deduce they support it too with respect to their own stores.
How shameful that the Obama Administration and the puppeteers who control it are intimidating the businesses who have sponsored those conservative efforts!
Every conservative organization should call out to their members to make their objections known to every business which has withdrawn support for ALEC.
This is America!!!!
If you can, find a locally-owned drug store near your home. My family did and we are sooooo glad. We get much more personal service. They know us and they know our doctor which makes communication between all much easier.
Kubota makes a very fine tractor, I wish I had one. I must say that I love my JD 318s. Great little garden tractors.
Wow - now at least two of our customers are on this list. :-( I knew of MC and their involvement with the yearly “Folsom St. Fair” - yuck.
We have several Ford tractors, an old Farmall and one old, nonworking John Deere.
We have a crappy JD Gator that has never worked properly- the plugs keep getting fouled. Won’t be an issue for us to discontinue using JD. And shame on them.
Great. Now I have to find another brand of beer too.
Ours is an old Ford 2000 3-cyl diesel. Late 60s or early 70s vintage.
Water pump ceased up on it, so now I have a big job to do. Gotta remove the radiator to get at it, since the fan and water pump are all one assembly using the same pulley.
I’m not looking forward to that job, but I’ve gotta do it before too long.
Makes me long for a new, or slightly used, Kubota.
I use a local Drug Store. There are advantages.
I'm not. I gotta get my prescriptions somewhere. If I boycott CVS, that would leave Walgreens. Is Walgreens on the list? If not, I'm sure they soon will be.
Try using a small local pharmacy. Many often take insurance plans. All it takes is a phone call or two to shop around.
You might just keep a small conservative business owner in business.