The Draining of the ALEC abscess
There’s still a lot of filth and disease festering in there, but the boil has been lanced and the pus is starting to ooze out. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is being drained from several directions.
Some of ALEC’s largest contributors are leaving in droves. Wendy’s is the latest company to withdraw from ALEC, following in the footsteps of Pepsi, Coca Cola, Intuit, Kraft Foods, McDonald’s and the Gates Foundation.
And now ALEC is lashing out at the “Coordinated Intimidation Campaign” by liberals against ALEC’s members. An ALEC spokesman issued a public tantrum that basically said “I’m melting!”
A lot of these rats have deserted the sinking ALEC ship because of Color of Change. This group has been targeting ALEC’s contributors because of the voter suppression laws and “stand your ground” laws which have been written by ALEC and dutifully transcribed by dimwitted state legislators.
And that’s not all: ALEC is also catching it from the shareholders of some of their largest companies. More and more shareholders are demanding that their companies disclose all contributions to ALEC and other tax-exempt lobbying organizations.
It’s a start. But there’s still a whole lot of draining and lancing and cleansing to be done.