No Corporation Is Immune To A Boycott By Americans. ALEC Needs To Be Destroyed.

ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/04/06 02:12:17

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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  • pigbitinmad 2013/01/23 23:12:12
    I stopped buying almost all of that stuff. I buy no name brands whenever possible. Even if they don't openly support ALEC, they are destroying all jobs in this country by outsourcing to China (without passing along the savings....in fact it seems like they raised them while cutting the pay of the few American workers they are forced to hire). So EFF them.
  • Tori 2012/04/06 19:48:55
    Awesome post! This is so important because it's the only thing these fools understand.
  • trentinafur 2012/04/06 17:38:11
    Great post, Tunde. Which groups did you post this to?

    Let's spread the word. ALEC is evil - and this is a great first step in cutting off their air supply.
  • Sgt Major B 2012/04/06 03:29:38
    Sgt Major B
    Notes to self:

    Add Tide, a new Oral-B toothbrush, more cartridges for my Gillette Mach 3 razor, another bottle of Head and Shoulders, and 2 bottles of Dawn to shopping list. Call to see if Express Scripts can change current prescriptions to a Pfizer manufactured drug.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Sgt Maj... 2012/04/06 03:49:59
  • Sgt Maj... ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/04/06 04:25:59 (edited)
    Sgt Major B
    My, my.... aren't you just sweetness and light. You're also a great debater obviously, as you couldn't even complete a single sentence without resorting to insults and profanity. Seems to be the typical screed of a left-wing loon. I really like that claim in your profile about post graduate school - you do understand that finally passing 'bone-head' English at the local Community College on your second attempt after taking 14 years to earn a High School Diploma doesn't constitute 'post-graduate work', right? Considering your pathetic response, my recommendation to you is to sue whatever institution granted your supposed degree. I'm certain that with a mere five minutes' personal testimony, you can convince any jury in the land that you were robbed.

    Sorry, but it's been my experience that inbred Liberals/Progressives are the sheep that demand everyone subscribe to their point of view or they start bleating about ostracizing them from the flock. They love to threaten other's livelihoods, too. They're the first to whine about the loss of freedoms and rights, and the last to ever offer to serve to preserve them. I'm certain that by the time I was a mere 24, my contributions to protecting Americans' liberties and our democracy far outweigh anything you've accomplished in your entire life.

    Go... go, I say go away son, you bother me!!
  • The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk 2012/04/06 02:22:47
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    I just Shared this in as many places as I'm am signed up to.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ The Eli... 2012/04/06 02:31:22
    Cool. We can do our part to get rid of this group.

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