No Corporation Is Immune To A Boycott By Americans. ALEC Needs To Be Destroyed.
Meet the Three ALEC Supporting Corporate Giants Who Dare You to Boycott Them
By: Jason EasleyApril 5, 2012
As the ALEC boycott continues to grow some corporations are not
getting the message. Executives from Pfizer, Reynolds American, and
Procter & Gamble are daring you to boycott them.
Beneath the good news that Kraft and Pepsi have joined Coca-Cola in deciding to stop supporting ALEC, there are some companies who just don’t get it. According to Reuters,
Pfizer, Reynolds American, and Procter & Gamble have all came out
in support of ALEC. Tobacco maker Reynolds American said, “ALEC provides
a valuable forum for sharing of ideas and fostering better
understanding of a broad range of both legislative and business issues.
Of the three companies who are standing with ALEC, one is a tobacco
company and the other is a drug maker. Both of these companies smugly
believe that consumers are stuck using their products either due to
addiction (Reynolds) or medical need (Pfizer). I would argue that
politically inclined Americans who smoke can always change brands, so
Reynolds shouldn’t get too comfy.
Pfizer and Proctor & Gamble executives apparently think they are
immune to boycott. Pfizer has seen their profits plummet as the patents have or will expire on 42% of their drugs. Pfizer’s profits fell 50% as their patent expired on their top drug Lipitor. The extensive list
of Proctor & Gamble brands includes Bounty, Braun, Tide, Head &
Shoulders, Vicks, Duracell, Gillette, Iams, Febreeze, Oral-B, and
The companies that are standing with ALEC are doing so out of
arrogance. They don’t believe that a boycott could impact them, but no
corporation is completely resistant to boycotts. In order to function
and survive, corporations need money. Without money even the biggest
corporate giant will eventually fall, and these titans get their
nourishment from you and me.
Every time you buy a bottle of Tide, you are supporting Stand Your
Ground and voter ID laws. Every night that you grab up your Oral-B
toothbrush and brush your teeth with Crest, your money is going to fund
the effort to suppress the vote. Dawn may take grease out of your way,
but could also make your vote not count on Election Day.
One of the lessons learned about boycotts is that when they are
executed properly, they are pretty much unstoppable. There is a reason
why Fox News has come running
to the urgent defense of ALEC. The right is starting to understand that
these boycotts work. One consumer may not be able to make a difference,
but thousands of consumers can reshape the marketplace.
The message is that Americans must stop buying the products that fund
the theft of your liberties and the hijacking of our representative
democracy. They are using your money to take away your rights, and it
must stop now.
Take notice of the products and refuse to purchase them. Together we can get this destructive group out of our legislatures.
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