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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:12 PM

Intuit Is Now The Fourth Company To Drop Voter Suppression Group ALEC

Source: Think Progress

Software company Intuit, the makers of programs such as Turbo Tax and Quicken, announced today that they will join Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Kraft as the fourth company to end their partnership with the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council this week.
The Center for Media & Democracy, which launched ALECexposed.com last year, broke the news:
A stampede seems to be on the way as more and more groups break ties and dump ALEC. Intuit, Inc. (maker of Quicken and QuickBooks accounting software) told the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) that Intuit also decided not to renew its membership after it expired in 2011. That comment came from Bernie McKay, Vice President of Government Affairs.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/04/06/459973/intuit-is-now-the-fourth-company-to-drop-voter-suppression-group-alec/



I was going to write to Intuit telling them that after 12 years I will not be using TurboTax if they don't leave ALEC.

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Reply Intuit Is Now The Fourth Company To Drop Voter Suppression Group ALEC (Original post)
DippyDem Apr 2012 OP
immoderate Apr 2012 #1
Kencorburn Apr 2012 #3
FailureToCommunicate Apr 2012 #4
yardwork Apr 2012 #5
cstanleytech Apr 2012 #2
goclark Apr 2012 #7
cstanleytech Apr 2012 #10
NeonDog Apr 2012 #6
DippyDem Apr 2012 #9
Snarkoleptic Apr 2012 #8
anti-alec Apr 2012 #11

Response to DippyDem (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:20 PM

1. Now that the damage is done?

They have screwed up the legislation for half the states -- perhaps made it impossible for a democratic president to be (re)elected.

Photo IDs, tort reform, denying abortions, charter schools, registration restrictions, union busting -- they have already fucked us! Now they want to distance themselves?

What will they do to make up for the damage they have already done?


--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:40 PM

3. Absolutely.

We can't forget about
reversing school integration, under the guise of getting rid of forced busing.
drug testing of welfare applicants
privatizing anything they can sink their claws into such as prisons and foster care.

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:48 PM

4. Agreed. Why would a company like that get involved in supporting junk like

ALEC in the first place?

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:28 PM

5. I feel the exact same way.

They made sure that Republican majorities were elected in many states during a census year, which meant that the Republicans had the power to gerrymander new districts. The damage this has done and will do to my state is incalculable.

Then, their lawyers write fascist legislation and hand it to the Republicans controlling state legislatures. That's the source of the amendment that will criminalize not just equal marriage for gay people but any kind of domestic union, straight or gay, and leave children and the victims of domestic abuse without any protection in North Carolina if the voters ratify it on May 8.

Now we've learned that ALEC is behind all the miserable Stand Your Ground laws.

Damage is done and we'll be paying the piper for a long time to come.

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Response to DippyDem (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:34 PM

2. Big deal, in the end they will either use a 3rd or fourth party to funnel the money to ALEC or

they will just rename it or form a new group who has nearly the exact same agenda as ALEC.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 11:10 AM

7. I appreciate the fact that they are doing something


At least IMO, that is better than doing nother.

Nothing is what has been happening since the start,

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Response to goclark (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 04:58 PM

10. If they swore to never ever contribute money to any other similar organization it might mean

something but they havent done so thus its a meaningless gesture meant to appease some people.

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Response to DippyDem (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 10:56 AM

6. WHAT OTHER COMPANIES

have supported ALEC?

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Response to NeonDog (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:18 PM

9. Oh a ton of companies do. Here's some links and the list you're looking for

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101490323 post#15 by hedgehog

I believe the avalanche is starting.

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Response to DippyDem (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 06:01 PM

11. Same here

 

Did Turbo Tax this year, got a nice refund (could use more, but State of Colorado wanted my back taxes, now paid off)

Next year, will use Turbo Tax again for the 3rd consective year as it handled our taxes well.

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