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Sat Feb 22 2014Protest at Google Headquarters Demands Google Withdraw from ALEC
Sat Feb 22 2014Google, Facebook, and Yahoo Membership in American Legislative Exchange Council Under Fire
On February 18, demonstrators rallied on Google headquarters property, calling out the internet search giant for being a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC is a corporate lobby that writes right wing legislation, and is linked to climate change deniers and "Stand Your Ground" laws. ALEC says it "gives corporations a voice".
Common Cause has filed a whistle-blower complaint saying that ALEC is guilty of under-reporting its lobbying expenditures and claims to be a non-profit organization when it actually benefits large corporations.
Activists are pressuring corporations including Google, Facebook and Yelp to withdraw their membership in ALEC. The Raging Grannies riffed that Google should "use the withdrawal method" during the musical protest in Mountain View. Helen Grieco of Common Cause and Brant Olson of Forecast the Facts led a caravan that started in San Francisco and ended in Sunnyvale at Yahoo. They delivered letters to management as part of the campaign to get corporations, including Facebook, to break their affiliation with ALEC.
Common Cause | Forecast the Facts
BART Creates a New Way to Become a Criminal. The Vicious Crime of Seat Hogging. (4 comments) Monday Jun 27th 1:42 PM
Community Keeps Memory of Yanira Serrano Alive Thursday Jun 9th 3:36 PM
Community Remembrance in Honor of Yanira Serrano (1 comment) Friday May 27th 4:06 PM
International Workers Day is a Call for Immigrant Rights/Better Housing Policies Monday May 2nd 2:24 AM
Trump Forced to Sneak Through Fence to Reach California GOP Convention in Burlingame Saturday Apr 30th 1:35 AM
Commission to Vote on Postponing Marine Protected Area Reviews (1 comment) Tuesday Apr 5th 4:34 PM
San Mateo may enact just cause eviction protections & emergency rent control Friday Apr 1st 7:30 PMMore Local News...
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Pre-Paid Phone "Security" Law Threatens to Make Black Lives Even Harder Thursday May 12th 9:37 PM
Apple's social plan to beat Facebook Wednesday Feb 17th 3:32 PM
Feds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas Wednesday Jan 27th 5:18 PM
'Granny Power' documentary about the Raging Grannies finished at last Friday Jun 13th 12:58 AM
Apple, the State and Social Rights Monday May 12th 6:01 AM
Re-feudalization Thursday Apr 24th 4:46 AM
Earth Day: Activists Ask Zabar's to Stop Selling Israeli Occupation Profiteer SodaStream (1 comment) Wednesday Apr 23rd 7:10 PMMore Global News...
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Trump Crosses The Border: Youth & Workers Speak Out In California (1 comment) Sunday May 1st 12:08 AM
Blatantly disregarding public will, Coastal Commission votes to fire executive director Friday Feb 12th 5:14 PM
Peninsula Tenants Urge your elected official to ENACT RENT CONTROL and TENANT PROTECTIONS Thursday Jan 7th 1:14 PM
LaborTech 2015 The Gig Economy, Labor Communication Media And The Smart Phone Tuesday Jun 2nd 11:11 AM
Expansion Of Offshore Drilling Or The Gulf Of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Saturday Jun 28th 3:24 PM
Google Crimes: Promoting Illegal Wars, Worldwide Sleuthing, Censorship, Spying on Chidlren (2 comments) Monday Apr 7th 5:38 PM
Alliance for Rebuilding Palestinian Villages--Rising to Occasion Monday Feb 17th 12:57 AMOpen Newswire...
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