It’s been nearly fifty years since Lyndon Johnson approved the Voting Rights Act, and yet the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) still insists on restricting hard-won voting freedoms. ALEC, a right-wing policy group, is pushing voter identification laws that inhibit the ability of minorities, the young and the elderly from voting. To make matters worse, the group – which has close ties with the Koch Brothers – enjoys support from several major corporations, as revealed in this list from OpenSecrets.
We’ve condemned the practices of ALEC on our show in the past, and we want to call attention to any cause that helps expose the corporate money feeding this organization.
Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo recently severed their ties with ALEC. The folks at colorofchange.org have drafted a letter, aimed at the CEOs of companies funding ALEC. Who will be next? You can sign this petition and help shame other companies who fund this Koch-supported right-wing legislation machine. Here’s a partial list of ALEC’s big supporters from 2011:
Johnson & Johnson
State Farm Insurance
United Parcel Service