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)