Posted by Zaid Jilani
We've just received word that Dell has dropped its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a powerful corporate front group that passes off corporate-written bills to state legislatures. Here's a statement from Dell:
Dell makes it a practice to review our memberships each year. We reviewed the value of our participation in the Education committee and decided that we will not be renewing our membership with ALEC next month. We provided our feedback to ALEC a few weeks ago when we told them we were not renewing.
Dell joins Wal-Mart, Amazon.com, and many other corporations and other organizations that have fled the organization, especially in light of the revelation that it helped spread "Stand Your Ground" and voter suppression laws.