Friday, April 6, 2012

Thom Hartmann: Is the boycott of all companies that give money to ALEC, working?

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Corporate donors to the Koch brothers-funded right-wing think thank known as the American Legislative Exchange Council - or ALEC - are dropping like flies. On Thursday - Kraft became the third major corporation to part ways with ALEC - joining Coca-Cola and Pepsi.
ALEC sponsors were put on notice this week, when the organization Color for Change called for a boycott of all companies that give money to ALEC. The group is protesting ALEC-written right-wing Voter ID laws that disenfranchise minority voters, as well as Stand Your Ground laws that increase minority deaths. Despite three corporations jumping ship in response to the boycott - several others like Wal Mart, Pfizer, and Reynolds are sticking by ALEC so that ALEC can continue laundering their influence-buying money for Republican state lawmakers.
Time to ramp up the pressure and boycott corporations that are stealing our democracy.
(Are you participating in the boycott? Tell us here.)

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