ALEC Conservative Lobby Loses Major Funders
ALEC the American Legislative Exchange Council a lobbying group for extremely conservative views has lost two major fund contributors, Coca Cola and Pepsico have distanced themselves from the group. Pepsi dropped ALEC a few months ago but Coco Cola made a statement today about their move.
The major corporate donor the Coca Cola Company made statements that they will cease to be involved with the conservative organization:
“The Coca-Cola Company has elected to discontinue its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council. Our involvement with ALEC was focused on efforts to oppose discriminatory food and beverage taxes, not on issues that have no direct bearing on our business. We have a long-standing policy of only taking positions on issues that impact our Company and industry.”
ALEC’s major investors include billionaires like The Koch Brothers and Exxon Mobil with promise to fight for deregulating pollution controls that create major damage to American families and their property. ALEC is a movement of extremist conservative measures that are corporate friendly or so they appear, and the enemy of democratic principals of justice, equality for minorities and benefit only the wealthy of society.
ALEC -The Authors of Stand Your Ground Law Legislation
As a result of ALEC pushing the “Stand Your Ground Laws” in many US states, their relationship to both major corporations, casts a negative view of their corporate image.
ALEC- The Authors of Voter Suppression Laws
ALEC has also been very politically active in voter suppression laws requiring ID from each Citizen who have to now prove they have the “Right to Vote”. Never before in American history has this impediment to voting been passed into a law that restricts and redefines the role of the citizen in the political process.
ALEC -The Authors of Deregulating the Environmental Protection Agency for the Profits of Big Oil
Another mantlepiece of ALEC is the deregulation of the environmental protection policies that protect Americans from inherent and rampant pollution that exists in oil production leaks, gas fracking, Keystone Pipeline XL, Gulf Oil Spills and fossil fuel pollution.
ALEC calls the EPA a Train wreck and the major GOP candidates all want to deregulate the oil industry, so they do not have to pay for environmental clean ups if that is even possible today.Yet the EPA is the ONLY protection the public has against rough riding corporations who don’t want to clean up their pollution and leave it up to the public.
Many homeowners in Pennsylvania for instance, have had to move out of their homes due to contaminated drinking water near fracking drilling and the companies deny responsibility.
Gas Fracking has been halted in many areas due to the fact that it causes earthquakes by blasting thousands of feed underground which shifts the earth’s plates.
Earthquakes have occurred in the states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Texas and Ohio as a result of gas fracking in the areas of the earthquake hits.
Earthquakes cause property damage to homes, businesses and government buildings that the gas companies will never pay for and will never be held accountable.
Several organizations have informed the sponsors of ALEC as to how their money is really being spent and it is on extremely detrimental policies that negatively impact on society. Groups such as Color of Change.org and Campus Change have informed donors that ALEC is responsible for spreading Stand Your Ground Legislation
What ALEC is doing to society.
Pennsylvania Lawmakers are following the key policies of ALEC even to the point of copying word for word, from the ALEC books. ALEC a Conservative group that pushes Keystone Oil, gas fracking, no taxes on big corporations.
ALEC the Conservative organization pushing the NRA gun laws that produced the Stand Your Ground Law involved in the Florida shooting of Trayvon Martin, are also sponsoring Voter Suppression Laws requiring voter ID in 30 states in an attempt to stop minorities from voting.