Joining a dozen other major corporations, Procter Gamble decided not to rejoin the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) this year, according to a statement from Color Of Change, which launched a campaign against the shadowy right wing front group behind state laws restricting access to the ballot and “stand your ground” gun laws.
On Friday afternoon, we learned that PG began reviewing its membership in January and recently decided not to rejoin ALEC in 2012.
External Relations Manager Elizabeth Ratchford told us via email that, ‘Decisions about which memberships we retain are guided by budgetary considerations, value to the business and engagement on issues core to our ability to compete in the marketplace.
“Unfortunately, Johnson & Johnson — a P&G competitor and maker of products including Listerine, Visine, and Band Aid — has not come to the same decision, despite having heard from hundreds of ColorOfChange members and allies.With Friday’s announcement, Procter & Gamble becomes the 13th company to drop ALEC. The company joins Yum! Brands, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Mars Inc., Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, Intuit, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Reed Elsevier (owner of LexisNexis and publisher of science and health information), American Traffic Solutions and Arizona Public Service.”.
But our work is not done,” PCCC wrote in an email to its grassroots supporters. “ALEC is still pushing union busting laws, tax giveaways to big corporations, and other policies that hurt communities of color and all working families.
Our members and allied groups are prepared to hold accountable companies that continue to associate themselves with an organization that has attacked voting rights, causing irreparable damage nationwide.
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