National Consumers League

NCL applauds Microsoft and AstraZeneca disassociation with ALEC


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August 27, 2014

Contact: Ben Klein, National Consumers League, benk@nclnet.org, (202) 835-3323

Washington, DC--The National Consumers League (NCL) is applauding Microsoft and AstraZeneca's recent decision to end its association with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The following statement is attributable to Sally Greenberg, NCL Executive Director:

"ALEC has been at the forefront of efforts to roll back some of our nation's most important consumer and worker protections on issues such as telecommunications deregulation, the Affordable Care Act, Wall Street reform, "right to work," state usury caps, and more. We encourage other companies that express a commitment to consumer and worker protection to follow Microsoft and AstraZeneca's lead and consider disassociating themselves from ALEC."

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