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ALEC Writes The Laws Restricting Voting! Why Is Coca-Cola Helping Them?

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Per SourceWatch, the company owns:

  • Coca-Cola
  • Diet Coke
  • Fanta
  • Sprite
  • Minute Maid
  • Powerade
  • Dasani

If Coca-Cola Cares About The Environment, Why Work With ALEC To Destroy It?

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Coca-Cola's own website states that they promote environmental protections, yet ALEC promotes deregulation in regards to environmental protections. In fact, ALEC has a task force designed to circumvent the EPA and its regulations. This would seem to be a contradiction. Publicly stating that you support clean air, safe food and beverages, while at the same time working behind the scenes with "shadow" organizations that promote the exact opposite is terrific, if you can get away with it. The corporate face of America is a face that can lie without showing any expression of guilt.

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At Present, Coca-Cola Has No Response!

I have submitted a query to Coca-Cola. They have yet to respond. Part of the email is as follows:

"I would like to know why Coca-Cola sits on the board of ALEC? ALEC is responsible for the current glut of Voter ID laws that are being passed by GOP controlled states. These laws stand to disenfranchise up to as many as 20 million voters, according to the Brennan Center for Justice, especially college students. Millions of college students buy Coca-Cola products.

"Almost all of ALEC's legislation with regards to environmental protections are designed to destroy the EPA. Why would Coca-Cola sponsor legislation like this?

"I am writing a second article that will highlight Coca-Cola's membership in ALEC. Hopefully, you will comment regarding the questions I have posed."

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If they respond, I will offer space in a revision.

 

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