Six More Companies Flee ALEC

The American Legislative Exchange Council, which has been bleeding members in the past few months because of its role in crafting voter suppression legislation, lost six more members today, bringing the total of companies that have left the group up to 37. The newest additions to the list are General Electric, Western Union, Sprint Nextel, Symantec (known for their Norton antivirus software), Reckitt Benckiser Group (which makes Lysol), and Entergy (a Louisiana power plant). ALEC also crafted model “Stand Your Ground” legislation similar to the law that may shield George Zimmerman from accountability for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.