2ndVote Executive Director Lance Wray issued the following statement in response to the decision by Enterprise Holdings, Inc. to withdraw from the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC:
“We’re saddened, disappointed and honestly confused that Enterprise resigned their membership with ALEC. Enterprise and ALEC were essentially business partners since they were working together to eliminate a tax on the rental car business.”
“Enterprise’s decision to succumb to liberal outrage and bullying from labor unions indicates that the company puts partisan politics over business and policy goals that make the most sense in terms of a long-term operating strategy.”
“Furthermore, Enterprise continues to support organizations that hold extremely liberal positions. In 2016, Enterprise sponsored events hosted by La Raza and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, two organizations that advocate for dangerous sanctuary cities. The Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the charitable arm of the company, has donated to Equality California and Basic Rights Oregon who have lobbied against religious liberty protections for private schools and business owners. Other liberal organizations that Enterprise has directly funded include the Sierra Club, the National Urban League, and Girls, Inc.”
See Enterprise’s score in 2ndVote’s database here.