Thursday, December 12, 2013

Why does Google support an anti-environment, anti-education, anti-worker group?

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm Marisol Garcia, a MoveOn member in Phoenix, Arizona, and I started a petition on to Google CEO Larry Page. The petition says:

The anti-environment, anti-education and anti-worker agenda of ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council) is the antithesis of what Google claims to stand for.

Please end your support for ALEC and its extremist policies today!

As a teacher, I've witnessed ALEC's dangerous agenda firsthand. ALEC has repeatedly tried to dismantle our public schools by rerouting taxpayer funds toward private and for-profit institutions, attacking the reduced price school lunch program and attempting an end-run around teachers' unions. On top of that, it's repeatedly pushed voter suppression efforts, discouraged policies that would expand alternative energy use and promoted the dangerous "Stand Your Ground" law in states across America.

Google has a great reputation and I couldn't be happier about the recent investments my school made to bring tools like Chrome and Google Docs to my students—but that makes Google's involvement with ALEC even more disappointing. Please join me in asking Google to end its support for ALEC.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Marisol Garcia

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