As many of you may know, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) annual meeting is currently being held in Salt Lake City. It's not been going well. In a state that voted for John McCain by an almost 30 point margin, the group has been greeted by protests.
Today, an additional dose of schaudenfraude dropped when word broke that ALEC was being dumped at its own dance by two more member companies.
General Motors Company, the world's largest automaker, has ended its relationship with the American Legislative Council (ALEC). Walgreens, the country's largest drug retailing chain, has also parted ways with the right-wing policy group.
ColorOfChange Executive Director Rashad Robinson announced the campaign victories today at a press conference in Salt Lake City organized by Alliance for a Better Utah. The media event was timed to ALEC's annual meeting, which is in progress there. Robinson also announced that ColorOfChange and allied organizations have begun asking members to call the online shopping and auction site eBay and urge the company to terminate its relationship with ALEC. eBay competitor Amazon made the announcement that it had dropped ALEC during the company's shareholder meeting in May....
"Walgreens' and GM's recent announcements that they have cut ties with ALEC is further proof that everyday people working together to hold corporations accountable can achieve tremendous change," said ColorOfChange.org Executive Director Rashad Robinson. "The ColorOfChange community applauds these companies' willingness to end their relationships with this right-wing policy group that has worked to suppress the Black vote."