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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fwd: Call AT&T: Drop your support of ALEC.



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From: Becky Bond, CREDO Action <act@credoaction.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Subject: Call AT&T: Drop your support of ALEC.
To: melissa seaver <landrightsnfarming.seamom89@gmail.com>


Take Action!
AT&T is a major supporter of the American Legislative Exchange Council which is actively pushing voter ID legislation that has the potential to disenfranchise up to 5 million voters — especially people of color, young people, and seniors.
Click below for a sample script and the number to call:
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Call AT&T: Drop your support of ALEC.

Dear Melissa,

You and more than 150,000 CREDO activists, along with 90,000 ColorOfChange members, have called on corporations to stop supporting the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) because of its role in voter suppression. In the past week, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kraft Foods, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and McDonalds have all ended their relationships with ALEC — a major step forward in our campaign. But many major corporations are still funding ALEC.

AT&T is one of them. Our friends at Color of Change contacted AT&T to make sure it understood that through its membership in ALEC, it is supporting racially-discriminatory voter ID laws that have the potential to disenfranchise over 5 million people in the upcoming elections. But despite numerous emails and telephone calls, AT&T's management will not respond. It appears that AT&T executives believe that if they ignore us we'll simply go away.

Over 150,000 CREDO members like you have signed a petition to AT&T. But now, we need to call AT&T's headquarters and make sure they get the message loud and clear that Americans want them to drop their support of ALEC.

Call AT&T and tell the corporation to stop supporting ALEC and voter suppression. Click here for a sample script and the number to call.

AT&T is a well-known household brand. By associating the company with ALEC, it lends legitimacy to a radical organization that is undermining voting rights and our democracy.

AT&T has made a substantial amount of money from consumers who are disenfranchised by voter ID laws — people of color, seniors, and young people.

AT&T has given at least $150,000 to ALEC since 1998. And although the company insists it only funds particular programs at ALEC, AT&T has played a leadership role within ALEC for many years — including serving as a corporate co-chair in California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas as recently as November 2011.

Call AT&T and tell the corporation to stop supporting ALEC and voter suppression. Click here for a sample script and the number to call.

Supporters of discriminatory voter ID laws claim they want to reduce voter fraud (individuals voting illegally, or voting twice). But such fraud almost never actually occurs, and never in amounts large enough to affect the result of elections. What is clear is that voter ID laws prevent large numbers of eligible voters from casting a ballot, and could disenfranchise up to 5 million people.

ALEC's voter ID laws are undemocratic, unjust and part of a longstanding right wing agenda to weaken the voting blocs that historically oppose Republican candidates. We have to expose the major companies like AT&T that are helping ALEC suppress the votes of millions of Americans before it's too late.

AT&T's financial support of ALEC must end. Please join us in calling on AT&T to stop supporting ALEC's rightwing agenda.

Call AT&T and tell the corporation to stop supporting ALEC and voter suppression. Click below for a sample script and the number to call:
http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=5630056&id=38609-4888946-r6VrgWx&t=9

Thank you for standing up to corporate funded attempts at voter suppression.

Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action

P.S. Earlier this week, in response to the public outrage at their extremist agenda, ALEC announced it will shut down its 'Public Safety and Elections task force,' and claimed that ALEC would be focused on economic issues from now on. We believe that this is nothing more than a PR stunt that does nothing for the millions of Americans who could lose their right to vote due to ALEC's advocacy.

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