Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ColorOfChange and PCCC unite to challenge ALEC

Have you heard about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)?

They spearheaded union-busting laws in states like Wisconsin, voter-disenfranchisement laws in states like Maine, and Florida's "Shoot First" law that let Trayvon Martin's killer go free.

Last week, progressive activists scored a major victory by pressuring Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Kraft to stop funding ALEC!

Can you continue the momentum by signing our petition telling ALEC's other funders -- including AT&T and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -- to stop funding this right-wing group? Click here.

After Coke's announcement, civil rights group ColorOfChange said, "The clear and simple message was that you can't come for black folks' money by day and try to take away our vote by night." Amen.

Our friends at ColorOfChange led last week's activism and were assisted by Credo, a progressive phone company which engages in progressive campaigns.

If we can get other dominoes to fall, we can dramatically reduce ALEC's ability to do evil.

Sign our petition telling ALEC's funders to stop supporting this right-wing group. Click here.

Thanks for being a bold progressive.

-- James Ploeser, PCCC State Organizing Director

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