Activists have been lobbying various corporations for months to sever their support of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a free-market group that provides “model” legislation for state lawmakers. But media scrutiny of ALEC’s involvement with “stand your ground” gun laws seems to be prompting several leading corporations to jump off the ALEC ship. Kraft Foods, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, McDonald’s and other companies recently announced they are ending their ALEC memberships. The companies said they supported ALEC because of economic policy issues and were unaware of its involvement in other issues, including pushing voter-ID laws. Wichita’s Koch Industries said it wasn’t involved with the gun legislation and would continue to support ALEC.
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