Amazon.com Becomes The Eighteenth Group To Drop ALEC
Today, at Amazon.com’s shareholder meeting in Seattle, organizers from groups including Color of Change, CREDO, People for the American Way, and Working Washington delivered petition signatures from over half a million people calling on Amazon.com and other corporations to stop funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the corporate front group responsible for pushing an extreme agenda in states across the country, including voter ID and Stand Your Ground laws.
Word from the meeting is that Amazon.com has decided not to renew its membership in ALEC. It joins companies including Scantron, which announced yesterday it was leaving ALEC, as well as Coca-Cola, Kaplan, PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, Wendy’s, Mars, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and BlueCrossBlueShield.
We reported earlier on how Amazon.com’s membership in ALEC meant it was funding climate change denial in schools.