Late Wednesday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced its plans to cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the right-wing policy group that has worked to suppress the Black vote. In a letter to ALEC's national chairman and executive director, Wal-Mart representative, Maggie Sans, wrote:
"Previously, we expressed our concerns about ALEC's decision to weigh in on issues that stray from its core mission 'to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets...We feel that the divide between these activities and our purpose as a business has become too wide. To that end, we are suspending our membership in ALEC."
Wal-Mart joins 17 other corporations in dropping ALEC since ColorOfChange launched our campaign to end corporate-funded voter suppression. It's clear that the voices of our members and our allies were heard loud and clear, and we want to applaud these companies for making the right decision.
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