Posted on September 22, 2016
VICTORY: Enterprise ended its ALEC membership
Our activism works. Yesterday, news broke that Enterprise Rent-a-Car has ended its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the shadowy corporate front group that blocks clean energy policies, supports discriminatory voter ID laws and works to stop gun control legislation.
Nearly 90,000 CREDO members helped make this possible by signing our petition demanding that Enterprise stop funding climate-change denial and immediately end its membership in ALEC.
In fact, the Guardian story that broke the news specifically cited CREDO members’ activism as one of the factors that lead Enterprise to cut ties with ALEC (emphasis ours):
Association with ALEC was too much for many consumers, who told the company on social media and in petitions that they would take their business elsewhere. A petition demanding the company withdraw its support from the lobbyist group had reached 89,000 signatures at the time of writing.
You can help add more voices to this important work and celebrate the power of our collective activism by sharing the news of this victory with your friends and family.
Enterprise’s departure from ALEC is great news, but our work to reduce ALEC’s influence is far from done. In the weeks and months to come, we’ll continue working to hold companies and elected officials that support ALEC’s extreme, right-wing agenda accountable. I hope you’ll be part of those campaigns, too.