This week our grant partners, ColorOfChange.org, announced that five more major national and global corporations have withdrawn from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the right-wing policy group responsible for pushing discriminatory voter ID legislation throughout the country. The latest companies to have joined the 38 others who have disinvested in ALEC include: General Electric, The Western Union Company, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Symantec Corporation, and Reckitt Benckiser Group plc.
“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,” said ColorOfChange.org Executive Director Rashad Robinson. “ColorOfChange celebrates these corporations who have withdrawn their funding from ALEC, which continues to defend its push to enact discriminatory voter ID laws across the nation.”
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