Did you know that major corporations like UPS, AT&T, and Comcast are supporting bigotry?
All of these corporations are members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) — a secretive corporate lobbying group that pushes harmful legislation through state houses.
Recently ALEC gave David Horowitz, a notorious right-wing extremist a platform to spread his racist, homophobic, anti-Muslim, and sexist rhetoric.
David Horowitz has been identified as an anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim extremist by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Horowitz runs an organization that gives “anti-Muslim voices and radical ideologies a platform to project hate and misinformation,” according to SPLC.
And so it didn’t surprise us when, in his keynote speech last month at ALEC’s annual conference, Horowitz made extremely hateful comments about women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
ALEC did nothing to stop him — and that’s because his views represent the extremist agenda ALEC and its allies are trying to enact in states across the U.S. and at the federal level.
Major corporations like Anheuser-Busch, UPS, AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon continue to support ALEC. By funding ALEC, they are complicit in promoting Horowitz’s bigotry and undermining our democracy.
Over the last few years, people acting together have been able to push over 100 major corporations to cut ties with ALEC due to its extreme agenda and anti-democratic operations. ALEC’s promotion of Horowitz’s hateful rhetoric is another reason why more corporations should follow suit.