ColorOfChange Applauds Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Decision to End its Membership in ALEC

Reed Elsevier, American Traffic Solutions and Arizona Public Service have also cut ties with right-wing groups in recent days

April 17, 2012


Contact: Timothy K. Rusch

New York, NY – The following is a statement from Executive Director Rashad Robinson:

“This week I spoke with an executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield who told me that the company did not renew its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council this year, and we followed up with the company to confirm they are no longer a member of ALEC. We applaud BCBS for ending its relationship with this shadowy DC organization that would rather have our law makers work for corporations than the people.

To read more of this article from ColorOfChange, please click here.

Coke and Pepsi Drop Membership in ALEC – The Ed Show

To see the segment of The Ed Show on 4/5 when he discusses the defections of Coke and Pepsi from ALEC, please click here

PepsiCo Ends Partnership With Right-Wing Front Group ALEC

By Adam Peck on Apr 5, 2012 at 9:30 am

      PepsiCo, the world’s second largest beverage company, has ended its partnership with ALEC, the controversial right-wing group that lobbies for voter suppression efforts. Pepsi’s move, which actually came in January but was first reported this morning by NPR, may also have had a role in compelling Coca-Cola to drop its support for ALEC.

To read the rest of this monumental announcement please click here.