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Coke, Pepsi and Kraft Have Pulled Out of ALEC—Is That Enough? – COLORLINES

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As of today [4/6], three major companies—Pepsi, Coke and Kraft—have pulled out of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the state law-crafting body that acts as a sorta SXSW for conservative legislators and corporate executives nationally to share ultra-conservative ideas and convert them into state laws. Most of those ideas and laws add up to infringement on citizens’ rights by attacking labor unions, public education and environmental regulations. ALEC is responsible for spreading the scourge of Stand Your Ground gun laws, which helped keep Trayvon Martin’s killer out of jail, and democracy-stunting voter ID laws.

Read more: http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/04/coke_pepsi_and_kraft_have_pulled_out_of_alec_-_is_that_enough.html

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