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A Victory over Corporate Influence – ALEC Funding Stopped

For years a right wing policy group called American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been pushing corporate-friendly, unjust and undemocratic legislation, including laws that weaken minority voting rights. Several of America’s leading corporations funded ALEC. Recently ColorofChange launched a successful campaign to pressure companies to stop funding ALEC – and it’s working! Johnson & Johnson was the 19th company to pull funding from ALEC. Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks interviews Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorofChange to find out exactly how the organization executed its campaign and why it was so successful.

Find out more at http://www.colorofchange.org

Rashad Robinson serves as Executive Director of ColorOfChange, having joined the organization in May 2011. For well over a decade, Robinson has helped to mobilize communities across the country to create more inclusive cultural and political institutions. A recognized expert on how popular culture impacts American attitudes and values, he has served as a thought leader, widely sought-out speaker and strategist on utilizing media to shift public opinion concerning progressive and civil rights issues.

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