Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Whoa! ALEC dumped by Deere, CVS, MillerCoors, HP, Best Buy

This just in! The stealth corporate lobbying group known as ALEC was just dropped by John Deere, CVS Caremark, MillerCoors, HP, and Best Buy. Woo-hoo!

The International Business Times reports,
Five more companies, including Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), the No. 1 computer maker, have left the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since the Feb. 26 killing of Trayvon Martin, 17, in Sanford, Fla.... 
The others to resign are CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE), private MillerCoors LLC and BestBuy (NYSE: BBY), respective giants in drugstores, tractors, beer and electronics retailing. 
Last month, Dell (Nasdaq: DELL), the No. 3 PC maker, quit ALEC after the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and other liberal groups launched anti-ALEC activities. Nearly 30 companies and nonprofits have quit by now...
Chalk one five up for the good guys!