Most of the corporations that you hear the horror stories about have a longstanding history with the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC.
Again, if we're being technical, ALEC is simply a nonprofit organization dedicated to free-market capitalism and deregulation. But if we scratch the surface , it becomes glaringly obvious that ALEC's primary function is to help corporations write fill-in-the-blank laws for congresspeople to sign and pass.
Basically everything you've ever heard or suspected about American political corruption starts with ALEC.
You can find their fingerprints all over the prison-industrial complex, voter disenfranchisement, privatizing education, sabotage of the Affordable Care Act, the NRA,pollution and anti-environmental initiatives, and more.
This article lists just a few of the corporations that are still in cahoots with ALEC.
Corporate members, over 300, of ALEC are listed here. Please do not patronize them.
Legislators, over 2000, who are members of ALEC are listed here. None should be re-elected. : http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/ALEC_Politicians#Legislators_with_ALEC_Ties