Tell corporations: Stop funding ALEC

Dec 08 2011

For years, the right wing has been trying to stop Black people, other people of color, young people, and the elderly from voting — and now some of America’s biggest companies are helping them do it. These companies have helped pass discriminatory voter ID legislation by funding a right wing policy group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

ALEC’s voter ID laws are undemocratic, unjust and part of a longstanding right wing agenda to weaken the Black vote. Major companies that rely on business from Black folks shouldn’t be involved in suppressing our vote. Please join us in demanding that these companies stop funding ALEC.

UPDATE: 69 corporations have cut ties with ALEC since ColorOfChange launched this campaign, including Xcel Energy, Endo Health Solutions, Visa, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Ryan, Inc., SICPA Product Security LLC, Taser International, Home Depot, Inc. AGL Resources, Inc., Academic Partnerships, Macquarie Capital USA, LoanMax, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Coventry Health Care, Bridgepoint Education, Cintra US, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, EMD Serono, Lowe's Companies, Inc., Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, UnitedHealth Group, Sallie Mae, Unilever, ConocoPhillips, GlaxoSmithKline, Publix Super Markets, Brown-Forman Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb, WellPoint, Bank of America, Sanofi, Merck & Co., Entergy Corporation, Reckitt Benckiser, Symantec, Sprint Nextel, Western Union, General Electric, Amgen, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Walgreens, General Motors, Connections Academy, Express Scripts/Medco, Best Buy, Hewlett-Packard, MillerCoors, CVS Caremark, John Deere & Company, Dell Computers, Johnson & Johnson, Wal-Mart, Medtronic,, Scantron Corporation, Kaplan, Procter & Gamble, Yum! Brands, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, American Traffic Solutions, Reed Elsevier, Mars Inc., Wendy's, McDonald's, Intuit, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Company.

ColorOfChange is continuing to demand that all corporations funding ALEC stop doing so.

Click to read the original email we sent to members about this campaign.

Areas: Voting Rights