The number of companies leaving ALEC is now up to 11. BlueCross BlueShield is a huge health insurance company and this really should send shivers down the backs of those trying to co-opt our democracy. If you don’t understand why ALEC is a big deal – click HERE.
The Raw Story explains what ALEC is going to continue to focus on:
The organization announced Tuesday that it was eliminating its Public Safety and Elections Task Force, which focused on non-economic issues. However, ALEC’s economic focus will continue to be on repealing the minimum wage, paid sick days laws, the estate tax, and capital gains taxes along with privatizing public lands and pushing state union-busting measures.
Hurt them in the pocketbook. This really is people power; that’s no joke. The companies that have already publicly left ALEC under pressure from Color of Change and Common Cause are:
Kraft, Pepsi,Coca-Cola, Intuit, the Gates Foundation, McDonalds, Wendy’s, Arizona Public Service, Mars, Inc., American Traffic Solutions, Reed Elsevier and Blue-Cross Blue Shield.
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To see a list of the organizations that are members of ALEC – click HERE. Some might call this a corporatocracy.
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