10 companies have dropped ALEC so far

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The number of corporations and organizations to cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council has reached ten. At the end of last week – American Traffic Solutions became the tenth ALEC member to jump ship in the face of a boycott led by several progressive organizations. ALEC is calling the effort against them an “intimidation campaign.”

But considering that ALEC is the leading force behind new Voter ID laws that could disenfranchise millions of Democratic voters – the only “intimidation campaign” out there is the one ALEC is leading against the American electorate.

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Here is a link for a petition drive that Karolina included in her reply (11. April 2012 - 9:22 , see the link for the post below) to one of Thom's other posts on this topic. You can check the petition link in the future for progress in this campaign :

From the Progressive Change Campaign Committee:

PETITION: STOP FUNDING ALEC !

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http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2012/04/time-pressure-and-boycott-corporations-are-stealing-our-democracy#comment-130363

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This is the reply I received in my mailbox today after I signed the above petition.

Thanks for taking action! Can you help keep the momentum going by sharing with your friends?

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PETITION @ATTPublicPolicy: Stop funding voter disenfranchisement http://pccc.me/Hw3RP6 h/t @ColorOfChange #pccc

Donate $3 to run ads pressuring AT&T. See our ad on the donate page. Click "contribute" image below. Click here to donate.

Or, just email the link to this action to your friends:

http://act.boldprogressives.org/survey/survey_ALEC/?source=link-auto&referring_akid=a10776213.1561602.I5yJ7u

Thanks for being a bold progressive.

-- James Ploeser, PCCC State Organizing Director

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One thing to keep in mind is that you're not getting rid of any of the players, only the storefront they use as a meeting place. One way or another they will still be all the same consenting players who will merely seek a different venue that is not so transparent.

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