April 23, 2012

Procter & Gamble Drops ALEC

Procter & Gamble Drops ALECIt’s been a bad month for the corporate front group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). More than a dozen corporations and foundations have left the organization as it has come under fire for the laws it secretly helps corporations pass.

Our friends at Color of Change have just announced that drug giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) is the latest corporation to drop ALEC:

“On Friday afternoon, we learned that P&G began reviewing its membership in January and recently decided not to rejoin ALEC in 2012. External Relations Manager Elizabeth Ratchford told us via email that, ‘Decisions about which memberships we retain are guided by budgetary considerations, value to the business and engagement on issues core to our ability to compete in the marketplace.’ The multinational corporation made the determination that ALEC does not help P&G compete for consumers’ loyalty and support.

We applaud P&G for leaving ALEC and hope that many more corporations will do so in the near future.