Another Major Corporation Shows Its True Colors, Joins Anti-Conservative Boycott of ALEC
ALEC Had Supported Voter Integrity Programs Supported by 70 Percent of the American Public, Including Most Democrats
Procter and Gamble Sides with Ultra-Left, Joins Anti-Conservative ALEC Boycott
Washington, D.C. - Color of Change, a radical left-wing organization that has been making false racism allegations against supporters of Voter ID, has announced that a 13th corporation, Procter and Gamble, has joined the anti-conservative boycott of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a national networking organization of elected state legislators that will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year.
ALEC had shared with state legislators sample legislation for requiring voters to present an ID at the polls, and educated its members about the issue.
34 states now have adopted voter ID policies. According to Politico, 70% of the public - including a majority of Democrats (52%), Independents (72%) and Republicans (87%) - support it. Fifty percent of Americans believe opponents of Voter ID are "trying to steal elections by increasing illegal votes by non-citizens and other ineligible voters." Only 34 percent of Americans agreed that proponents of Voter ID want to "steal elections by decreasing legal votes from minorities," the Color of Change position.
"The color of change is yellow," said Amy Ridenour, chairman of the National Center for Public Policy Research, which announced the creation of a Voter ID Task Force to continue ALEC's work on Voter ID after Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Pepsi, Wendy's, Mars candy and other major corporations obeyed Color of Change and joined the anti-conservative boycott against ALEC.
"Procter and Gamble's website boldly proclaims, 'Companies like P&G are a force in the world. Our market capitalization is greater than the GDP of many countries, and we serve consumers in more than 180 countries,'" said Ridenour. "Yet a tiny group like Color of Change, whose headquarters apparently is a maildrop, asks it to boycott conservatives, and it rushes to comply."
Color of Change is a radical left-wing group. According to Gallup, 6 percent of the American people call themselves "very liberal." ALEC is a mainstream conservative organization. Gallup says 40 percent of the public considers itself conservative.
Some of Procter and Gamble's very many consumer products include: Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, Wella Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3 ,Always, Crest, Oral-B, Iams, Ace, Ariel, Dawn, Downy, Duracell, Gain, Tide, Bounty, Charmin, Pampers, Vicks, Febreze, Cascade, Bounce, Clairol, Cheer, Cover Girl, Fixodent, Herbal Essence, Hugo Boss, Gleem, Ivory Soap, Nice n Easy, Metamucil, Max Factor, Joy, Luvs, Old Spice, Pepto-Bismol, Scope, Scret, PUR, Pudds, Prilosec OTC, Swiffer, Tampax, Mr. Clean and many more.
"It's not a mystery why big corporations are scared of a two-bit group. They are frightened whenever a leftie cries 'racism,' falsely or not," said Ridenour. "In 2010, ABC News booked Andrew Breitbart as a guest for a televised election town hall meeting. Color of Change initiated an online petition -- the kind middle school students use to ask the principal for a longer recess -- falsely claiming Breitbart was a 'liar and race-baiter.' Anyone who knew Andrew knew this to be a bald-faced lie, but ABC, frightened of the maildrop group and lacking in what is satirically called 'journalistic integrity,' let Color of Change decide whose its guests would be. Maybe Procter and Gamble is cut from the same yellow cloth as ABC News. Good thing it makes toilet paper."
"Nevertheless," added Ridenour, "we only have Color of Change's word for it that Procter and Gamble has done this. And its word is not exactly good. So we make to Procter and Gamble the same offer we've made to the other corporations engaged in the anti-conservative ALEC boycott: Send us an e-mail at our special [email protected] telling us you aren't letting the left tell you what to do and we'll spread the word. We wouldn't want 236 million conservative adult consumers to have the wrong information."
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