General Electric, Western Union, Sprint Nextel, Symantec and Reckitt Benckiser have become the latest corporations to cut ties to ALEC, according to Color of Change. GE’s rejection of ALEC is particularly noteworthy, as it is one of the top 25 largest corporations in the world, with revenues of over $147 billion last year.
This follows on the heels of other large national and international corporations that have dumped ALEC, and brings the total number to 38. ALEC Exposed offers a comprehensive list of these corporations.
As corporate members leave ALEC with increasing speed, the pressure is growing on the ones that remain to explain why they continue to associate with a group that pushes an extreme Right-Wing agenda.
Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson affirmed that we are moving in the right direction:
These significant developments, coupled with recent withdrawals from ALEC by companies like Walgreens and GM, further prove that everyday people working together to hold corporations accountable can achieve tremendous change. Color of Change celebrates these corporations who have withdrawn their funding from ALEC, which continues to defend its push to enact discriminatory voter ID laws across the nation.
PFAW Foundation has been active in holding corporations accountable, exposing the central role ALEC plays in pushing conservative legislation at the local, state, and federal level with the support of its corporate allies.