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Facing Public Pressure, AT&T, Verizon Pull Funding from Anti-Worker Organization

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In August, CWA joined Common Cause and more than 70 other government reform, civil rights, labor, environmental, and advocacy organizations to urge the largest corporate funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to cut ties with the organization, including AT&T and Verizon.

The public pressure worked! This week, it was reported that AT&T pulled its funding from the organization, joining Verizon, which announced its decision to pull its funding in September.

In addition to giving white supremacist, sexist, and racist ideas a platform at their recent conference, ALEC is the pre-eminent corporate-funded force behind efforts to gut voting rights, destroy public sector unions, and force through so-called "Right-to-Work" laws in numerous states.