Just a short note to let folks know.
This happened earlier today.
20 corporations and
4 nonprofits have now dumped the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) -
Dell Computers confirmed today that they will not be renewing their membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council Education (ALEC). Dell, whose ads in the early 2000s included the slogan "Dude, You're Getting a Dell," was a member of the ALEC Education Task Force and is the twentieth corporate member (and the twenty fourth private sector member) to drop their ALEC membership in recent months.
"Dell makes it a practice to review our memberships each year. We reviewed the value of our participation in the Education committee and decided that we will not be renewing our membership with ALEC next month. We provided our feedback to ALEC a few weeks ago when we told them we were not renewing," said Dell representative Deborah Albers in an email obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy.
The ALEC Education Task Force promotes privatization of public schools and online education.