Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Five more corporations distance themselves from ALEC
Five corporations recently announced they were no longer members of the American Legislative Exchange Council after being confronted by liberal and progressive groups.
John Deere, CVS Caremark, MillerCoors, HP, and Best Buy all said they would stop funding the organization, which drafts model legislation for state lawmakers and describes itself as “policy making program that unites members of the public and private sectors in a dynamic partnership.”
ALEC received little scrutiny until recently, when organizations like ColorOfChange, Common Cause, People for the American Way, Progress Now, the Center for Media and Democracy, CREDO Action and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee began a campaign targeting the organization’s corporate sponsors — who pay tens of thousands of dollars every year to be members..................