Thursday, May 24, 2012

Amazon Quits ALEC

Breaking news from our friends at the Stranger Slog.

Protesters invaded Amazon's shareholder meeting in large numbers.   One key issue was Amazon's association with ALEC, the secretive group that uses money and legislators to enact their agenda.

Goldy from the Slog reports that he got a text message saying Amazon has announced they are not renewing their membership in ALEC.

Good move, Amazon.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very happy about this. They also promised air conditioning for their warehouses which is vital in places like VA and KY where it can be 100 degrees and 90% humidity.

FHP

Patrick said...

Good!

Anonymous said...

There is hope!

Solvay Girl

Watching said...

Awesome.

Sahila said...

Rupert Murdoch is part of ALEC.... and Murdoch has a huge amount invested in ed deform.... for one thing, he partners with Gates to get and keep access to our children's school/test-related data from kindergarten (and soon pre-school) right through to tertiary education...

Sahila said...

Murdoch called for-profit K-12 ed industry "a $500 billion sector in US alone waiting desperately to be transformed." Murdoch's News Corp. is an ALEC Member