Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Progressive Movement Compels Coca-Cola To Pull Support From ALEC Over Voter Suppression Efforts

(REMINDER: Keystone Progress was among the first organizations to expose ALEC last August.  This is great news and clear vindication of our groundbreaking work.)

By Faiz Shakir on Apr 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Prompted by a petition campaign by the progressive advocacy group Color of Change, Coca-Cola has pulled its support from ALEC, a right-wing corporate-funded front group which has been pushing voter restriction efforts around the country. The company released this statement moments ago:
The Coca-Cola Company has elected to discontinue its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). 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.
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