Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Johnson & Johnson becomes the latest major corporation to leave radical ALEC group

In what has become a trend, another large American corporation is leaving the radical conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, an outfit known for pushing the legislation behind Florida's "stand your ground" law and numerous voter disenfranchisement laws.  Today, Johnson & Johnson announced that it would no longer be affiliated with the group that has been exposed of late as a front group for corporations looking to influence state legislation.  Some of the legislation ALEC has supported has been legislation that sought to disenfranchise minority voters.

Johnson & Johnson joins Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, Pepsi, Wal-Mart, and others in leaving ALEC high and dry.  Why does that matter here?  Well, ALEC's been very busy in the Mississippi Legislature over the past few years, especially with Republican members.  Here are some previous Cottonmouth posts on ALEC and Mississippi legislators:

Congratulations to Johnson & Johnson for following in the footsteps of the others and getting out of ALEC.

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