APRIL 27, 2012 / BY CAMPAIGN STAFF ColorOfChange applauds Kaplan for announcing it's left ALEC

The for-profit education giant Kaplan has become the latest in a string of major corporations to publicly distance themselves from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the group that has worked to suppress the Black vote.

Kaplan made the decision to leave ALEC in August 2011, but yesterday the Washington Post-owned company acknowledged that it has left ALEC in an email to the Republic Report. It's further proof that corporations have come to see that the right-wing group's agenda is toxic.

Now 14 corporations have announced that they've left ALEC. These companies include Procter & Gamble, McDonald's, Coca-Cola and Intuit. ColorOfChange applauds Kaplan for parting ways with ALEC, and it's time to make sure other companies follow suit. Please join us here.