Johnson & Johnson is leaving ALEC thanks to your activism.
Yesterday afternoon news broke that Johnson & Johnson is ending its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
This is huge, and it wouldn’t have happened without the hard work of CREDO activists like you.
Over 2,200 members of CREDO reported making a call telling Johnson & Johnson to stop supporting ALEC because of its role in voter suppression.
And more than 150,000 CREDO members signed our petition calling on corporations to drop ALEC, joining over 350,000 members of ColorOfChange, People for the American Way, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and SumOfUs who signed similar petitions.
Johnson & Johnson is now the most recent in a long list of companies and non-profits who have ended their affiliation with ALEC since we started our campaign, including Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kraft Foods, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, McDonald’s and Procter & Gamble.
But many major corporations are still funding ALEC. State Farm is one of them.
Our friends at Color of Change contacted State Farm to make sure it understood that through its membership in ALEC, it had supported racially discriminatory voter ID laws that have the potential to disenfranchise over 5 million people in the upcoming elections.
But despite numerous emails and telephone calls, State Farm management will not make a commitment that they’ll leave ALEC.
Now that Johnson & Johnson has dropped ALEC, we need to call State Farm’s headquarters and make sure they get the message loud and clear that Americans want them to drop their support of ALEC.
State Farm is a well-known household brand. By associating the company with ALEC, it lends legitimacy to a radical organization that is undermining voting rights and our democracy.
State Farm has made a substantial amount of money from consumers who are disenfranchised by voter ID laws — people of color, seniors, and young people.
State Farm’s financial support of ALEC must end. Please join us in calling on State Farm to stop supporting ALEC’s rightwing agenda.
Call State Farm and tell the corporation to stop supporting ALEC and voter suppression. Click below for a sample script and the number to call:
Thank you for standing up to corporate funded attempts at voter suppression.
Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets
P.S. In response to the public outrage at their extremist agenda, ALEC announced it will shut down its ‘Public Safety and Elections task force,’ and claimed that ALEC would be focused on economic issues from now on. We believe that this is nothing more than a PR stunt that does nothing for the millions of Americans who could lose their right to vote due to ALEC’s advocacy.