"Corporate Exodus Continues From ALEC as Secretive Right-Wing Group’s Policies Come to Light" ... from Democracy Now!

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During this mornings edition of Democracy Now, Amy Goodman stated that a total of 25 corporations had dropped their membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as well as four major non-profits and 55 elected officials. Amy interviewed Lisa Graves, executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, during the show. The web site for Democracy Now states that heavy pressure has been applied to ALEC member corporations to drop out following revelations that ALEC was behind the "Stand Your Ground" gun laws like Florida's (that resulted in the death of Trayvon Martin) and the suppressive voter id laws sweeping the nation.

It looks like all of those petitions we have signed protesting corporations and law makers memberships in ALEC, in addition to the letters and phone calls and other means of protest, have done some good. This effort is part of the fight to retake our democracy from the corporations and the 1%, in addition to the fight against the Citizens United decision ( http://www.movetoamend.org/ ).


links for the ALEC story which todays interview discussed :



web sites for Democracy Now :




web sites for the Center for Media and Democracy :





http://sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=ALEC_Corporations (remaining ALEC corporate members)

http://sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Alec_legislators (remaining legislators that are members)





Jul. 7, 2011 12:13 pm


They'll just go through super pacs or lobbyists now or some other organization. Just because they've dropped out doesn't mean that they will stop writing laws.

Keeku's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm
Quote Keeku:

They'll just go through super pacs or lobbyists now or some other organization. Just because they've dropped out doesn't mean that they will stop writing laws.

And those of us with heart and conscience will never stop either. It's not about winning and spiking the ball and going home.

All you can say is what Bob said.

"In our generation, we fought triumphantly."

anonymous green
Jan. 5, 2012 11:47 am

An update from the Center for Media and Democracy web site via twitter ( #ALEC #ALECexposed #DumpALEC ) :

Express-Scripts is Twenty-Sixth Corporation to Dump ALEC


Jul. 7, 2011 12:13 pm

I THINK THIS IS GREAT! It's like I keep saying....they may out fund us but we out number them and we just have to keep on signing petitions, writing emails and making phone calls. They DO make a difference in fact sometimes we even WIN!

MrsBJLee's picture
Feb. 17, 2012 9:45 am

Related post :


Jul. 7, 2011 12:13 pm

Here are two more departures from the ALEC membership ranks, bringing the total to 28 corporate members leaving; let's hope these latest corporations drop out of the "other ALEC's" also, unlike some of the previous corporations and non-profits. This update is from the Center for Media and Democracy.

CMD, along with Color of Change, Common Cause, People for the American Way, Progress Now and others are focusing now asking State Farm and AT&T to cut ties with ALEC.


Jul. 7, 2011 12:13 pm

Carbon Tax... Where Should We Start?

In Washington State a fierce debate has erupted over a ballot measure aimed at fighting climate change. As the reality of runaway climate change continues to sink in, the question of what do about it gets even more pressing.

We are not just dealing with the possibility of a few hotter days there - or a few nastier thunderstorms there.

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