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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has spearheaded some of the most extreme, far-right laws passed in the last decade. Now, this secretive group of lobbyists has a new project: the push to prematurely “reopen” states.

UPS, Pfizer, Anheuser-Busch, and other major companies must cut ties with ALEC and stop funding the group’s life-threatening efforts to repeal social distancing measures -- or they’ll be responsible for endangering Americans nationwide.

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Common Cause

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Those behind the "reopen" protests want these rallies to seem like part of a grassroots movement led by everyday Americans. But the truth is: these efforts are backed by powerful special interests ...

Those behind the "reopen" protests want these rallies to seem like part of a grassroots movement led by everyday Americans. But the truth is: these efforts are backed by powerful special interests -- and are part of a campaign funded by some of America's leading corporations.

Behind the scenes, ALEC is helping to pull the strings -- teaming up with a coalition of ultra-conservative groups that funds rallies, backs lobbying efforts, and covers any legal fees for demonstrators. 

These protests are dangerous. Not only do they aim to make states roll back life-saving measures before experts say it's safe -- but they also give the disease more opportunity to spread... incite distrust of public health officials... and in one case, protestors even reportedly blocked ambulances from accessing a hospital. 

But the demonstrations are just one prong in this sinister strategy. ALEC is also working behind the scenes, lobbying members of Congress for things like corporate liability shields -- to protect companies whose employees get sick after being sent back to work. 

Despite ALEC's role in these "reopen" efforts, companies like UPS, Pfizer, and Anheuser-Busch continue to fund the organization. And make no mistake: their refusal to withdraw their support is an active endorsement of ALEC's life-threatening work. 

These companies are hoping that we don't notice -- they don't want to be publicly associated with ALEC's overwhelmingly unpopular and extreme agenda. But now that ALEC has been exposed as a funder of the dangerous "reopen" push, we can turn up the pressure to cut ties with the group -- just like we convinced AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to do over the past year. 

Major companies need to hear that everyday Americans are outraged by ALEC's dangerous plot -- taking advantage of a public health crisis to push their radical Big Money agenda. Add your name to demand that UPS, Pfizer, Anheuser-Busch, and others cancel their ALEC membership.

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