In response to an open letter to Publix, accompanied by serveral hundred petitions, Publix has publicly acknowledged that it did indeed quit ALEC, as some rumors going around the Internet implied. (link to original request to Publix)
Thank you, Publix!
To the Officers of the Space Coast Progressive Alliance,
Thank you for your recent letter regarding the American Legislative Exchange Committee (ALEC). We appreciate your concerns and take them seriously.
Two years ago, Publix dropped our membership in ALEC. The continued education we were hoping to accomplish was not attained, so we decided to look elsewhere.
Publix appreciates your longstanding business. lf there is anything we can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Again, thank you for your letter. Sincerely,
Michael R. Mitchell
Director of Government Relations