Pressure is mounting for the corporations that are on the American Legislative ExchangeCouncil’s (ALEC) board to remove themselves. It turns out connecting yourselves to a caustic right wing group may not be smart policy for your global brand.
That makes four major multinational companies that are cutting ties with the conservative bill mill organization. Intuit joins Kraft Foods, Coca-Cola and Pepsi as companies who are no longer directly aligned with the right wing group, which is funded, in part, by the billionaire Koch Brothers.
So AT&T, UPS, Exxon Mobil, Pfizer and Wal-Mart, why is it good corporate policy for your brands to be tied to such a right wing organization?
It’s a story we’ve been all over and tonight on “The War Room” we’ll be joined by Rashad Robinson, the director of the ColorofChange, a group pushing for corporations to cut their support of ALEC. Robinson says ALEC is the group behind the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law, which is linked to the deadly shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida.
You don’t want to miss this interview, as we ratchet up the pressure on ALEC and the companies that have shied away from taking a stand against the right wing group.
In addition, we’ll also talk with UC Berkeley professor and former White House economist Laura Tyson about today’s jobs number in the political context of the presidential election.
Look for all this and more tonight on “The War Room” at 9 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. PST only on Current TV. If you have questions you want to ask our guests or thoughts on the show, tell us on Facebook or Twitter.