UULMNJ’s Economic Justice Task Force as been looking at the corporate influence of ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) in our legislative process. The laws ALEC promotes stand in stark contrast to several of our Unitarian Universalist principles. For example, they have drafted the following legislation:
- SB 1070 and its anti-immigrant copycats violate the spirit of “The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
- Voter I.D. proposals that disproportionately disenfranchise minorities fly in the face of “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.”
The UUA’s Standing on the Side of Love campaign has created an electronic petition to discourage corporate membership in ALEC. In the past days alone, McDonald’s, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Kraft, and Wendy’s have all agreed to cut ties with ALEC due to pressure from consumers like you and me. Let’s keep up the pressure.
Please join the leadership of our denomination in asking Amazon, Visa, Federal Express, and UPS to cut their ties with ALEC. For more information and to sign the petition, just click on the link below:
Petition from the Standing on the Side of Love campaign: