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A hint of good news on a dark morning
Posted By Rob Schofield On August 29, 2012 @ 8:09 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
Hurricane Isaac is raking the Gulf Coast this morning  on the seventh anniversary of Katrina and will undoubtedly leave a trail of destruction and woe behind. Elsewhere, however — for better or worse — the world moves on. Here’s one small bright spot worth celebrating: The good people at the Center for Media and Democracy report that the front group for right-wing economic and social causes known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (or ALEC) continues to lose more and more members.
According to this encouraging report :
“Six more companies have indicated that they are cutting, or have cut, ties to ALEC: General Electric  (GE), Western Union, Sprint Nextel , Symantec  (maker of Norton antivirus software), Reckitt Benckiser Group  (a British consumer goods company that makes such brands as French’s mustard, Woolite, Lysol, Clearasil, Durex, and D-Con), and Entergy  (a power plant company headquartered in New Orleans)….
Corporations that have publicly cut ties to ALEC  since the launch of ALECexposed  and related public interest campaigns include Amgen, General Motors, Walgreens, Best Buy, Hewlett-Packard, MillerCoors, John Deere, Dell, Johnson & Johnson, Wal-Mart, Amazon.com, Procter & Gamble, Mars, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola. The addition of GE, Western Union, Sprint, Symantec, Reckitt Benckiser, and Entergy brings the total to 38. Four non-profits — Lumina Foundation for Education, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and the Gates Foundation — and 70 state legislators  have also cut ties with ALEC.”
You can find out all the dirt on ALEC at CMD’s dedicated website ALEC exposed .
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URLs in this post:
 Hurricane Isaac is raking the Gulf Coast this morning: http://www.wral.com/news/story/11480914/
 this encouraging report: http://prwatch.org/news/2012/08/11724/six-more-corporations-dump-alec-38-companies-have-now-cut-ties-corporate-bill-mil
 General Electric: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=General_Electric
 Sprint Nextel: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Sprint_Nextel
 Symantec: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Symantec
 Reckitt Benckiser Group: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Reckitt_Benckiser_Group
 Entergy: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Entergy
 Corporations that have publicly cut ties to ALEC: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Corporations_Which_Have_Cut_Ties_to_ALEC
 ALECexposed: http://www.alecexposed/
 70 state legislators: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Legislators_Who_Have_Cut_Ties_to_ALEC
 ALEC exposed: http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed
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