Right-wing ALEC losing sponsors and members

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a right-wing group responsible for drafting "model" legislation passed by Republican-controlled statehouses across the country, is losing corporate sponsors and legislative members as its involvement in pro-gun and anti-labor legislation becomes more widely known. Madison-based Center for Media and Democracy has worked to expose ALEC's behind-the-scenes role in creating the Florida "Stand your ground" legislation, the centerpiece of a firestorm of public criticism after the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. This week, online retailer Amazon announced it was dropping its sponsorship of ALEC, citing "public concerns."  Coca-Cola, Pepsi, McDonald's and Kraft Foods have also announced they are withdrawing from their ALEC corporate sponsorships. Attention is now shifting to legislators who are members of ALEC, and this week, 16 Pennsylvania legislators announced they will drop their ALEC memberships.
Take Action: Please contact your state legislators to ask them if they are ALEC members, and to urge them to follow the example of other legislators who have withdrawn their membership (Incredibly, Wisconsin Legislators are allowed to use taxpayer funds to pay for their membership dues in this partisan organization.)