John Deere, CVS Caremark, MillerCoors, HP, and Best Buy have all made the decision to end their financial support for the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, ColorOfChange,org announced Tuesday. ALEC is the right-wing lobby group responsible for pushing discriminatory voter ID laws throughout the country. "We continue to call on all major corporations to stop funding ALEC given its involvement in voter suppression and its work pushing policies designed to benefit rich and powerful corporations at the expense of people of color, workers, and the environment," said the New York-based civil rights group’s executive director, Rashad Robinson, in a statement announcing the corporate withdrawals.
MillerCoors, HP, and Best Buy Leave ALEC
The companies join the roughly 20 companies that have already parted ways with ALEC since ColorOfChange members began demanding an end to corporate-sponsored voter suppression.
By Jorge Rivas Jul 11, 2012