BREAKING NEWS: On June 12, Johnson & Johnson announced that they are dropping their membership from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). They join a long list of companies who recognize that basic human rights matter more than private interests. But AT&T and State Farm are still ALEC members. Your signature matters more than ever.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) would have you believe that they "work to advance the fundamental principles of free-market enterprise, limited government, and federalism at the state level."
But the truth is ALEC takes money from corporations like yours and hands elected officials "model" legislation that targets immigrant families, and rejects the American ideals of opportunity and equality for all.
ALEC benefits big business – often at the expense of immigrant families. ALEC has marshaled the national assault on immigrant communities, “helping” to force Arizona’s notorious racial profiling law SB 1070 and expanded incarceration and housing of immigrants.
Who benefits? The Corrections Corporation of America, a private company that profits from immigration detention centers notorious for abuse and neglect. It's unconscionable that corporations should not be writing hateful anti-immigrant legislation that pads their bottom line.
And it isn't just private prison associations that support ALEC - AT&T and State Farm pay their dues, too.
Earlier this year, 15 companies - including McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, and Coke amongst them - decided that they didn't want to be associated with ALEC. They made the right choice to stop putting their private company interests above basic human rights.
Ask the CEOs of AT&T and State Farm to stand with immigrant families and end their association with and support for ALEC.