By Sandra Rose  | 

ALEC, the conservative right-wing group responsible for pushing the controversial 'Stand Your Ground' laws in many states says it will stop advocating the law. This action comes after activist groups called for a national boycott of ALEC following the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida.

ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, announced its plan to move away from sticky law enforcement policies, such as Stand Your Ground, and return to its economic roots, according to the NY Times.

As a result of the national boycott, numerous corporate sponsors -- including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft foods and McDonald’s -- announced they have dropped their financial support of ALEC.

“The issue of a young man being killed and linked to this organization made it much harder for companies to say, ‘Gee, this is a great organization that we want to support,’ ” said David Halperin, a senior fellow for United Republic, a liberal nonprofit group.

"We may never know how many families will be denied justice because of the 'Stand Your Ground' laws that continue to put communities in danger," NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous said on Tuesday.

ALEC's Public Safety and Elections Committee, which encouraged passage of “Stand Your Ground” laws in Florida and other states, will be shuttered.

Since Trayvon's death, ALEC has lost the support of corporate sponsors and philanthropic organizations, like the Gates Foundation.

“We hate to see any members leave,” said Kaitlyn Buss, a spokeswoman for ALEC, “and we hope to work with these companies that have had problems again in the future.”

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  • daprinceofradio

    Good

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI Feline Feminine

    :coffee:

  • jealousCNenvy

    RIGHT!!!! I MEAN, WHAT THEY THOUGHT??

  • kahmmillion

    :claps:

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    Good I guess. Who are they?

    And what about that case in Florida where the old black guy shot and killed the military dude? He said he was standing his ground in the same way Zimmerman did. Ya know, comes out with a gun and starts a fight and because he is scared cause he gettin his azz beat he kills the guy in self defense. Of course the old black guy got arrested and Georgey didn't

  • MZ_CARAM3L74

    what a shame it had to take a tragedy

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IIF9IAQSnU H-Townmama ( I let Fayla whip it REAL GOOD)

    The judge recused herself on the Trayvon Martin case :coffee:

  • BoogieNites

    Judge in this case to step down citing "conflict" .. She is married to a legal analyst who will likely be covering the case. #hoodiesUP

  • bumblebee

    That's what they get!
    :applause:

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    H-Townmama ( I let Fayla whip it REAL GOOD) says:

    The judge recused herself on the Trayvon Martin case
    ****************************

    That was the right thing to do under the circumstances. Now hubby can speak freely in this commentating gig.

  • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

    sandra
    i cant believe that think Marissa Alexander should be in jail.....

  • rockstar

    We have the power. The only thing these people care about is money and power. Hold your dollars in your pocket and they will do what you want.

  • OutsidetheBox

    Good.

    Did we talk about the woman facing 20 years cause she fired a warning shot at her abusive husband? :coffee: She tried to use this law as defense but the judge said she shouldve left the house instead. :coffee:

  • yallcrazy

    SR, post the brands from the e-mail I sent you! :mad:

  • yallcrazy

    :warning: In the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin....

    The company Koch which manufactures paper products is paying for Zimmerman's legal fees because they feel he had legal right to bear arms and shoot Trayvon we are asking that people everywhere ban together with us and pass this information on and not purchase any of the following items because your money will be paying for Zimmermans lawyer fees.?Please do not purchase any of the following items :?Angel soft toilet paper?Brawny paper towel?Dixie plates,bowls napkins cups?Marci gras napkins and towels?Quilted northern toilet paper?Soft and gentile toilet paper?Sparkle napkins?Vanity fair napkins?Zero napkins

  • yallcrazy

    We got a whole lot of power folks! :yes:

  • OutsidetheBox

    I MEAN, WHAT THEY THOUGHT??

    CTFU. Girl this is how I talk to myself. LLS. It was like hearing myself..but reading it?? :huh: LOL

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI Feline Feminine

    @Smurfette

    that's crazy...good think I just bought some Cottonelle... :coffee:

  • Phrozen1der

    @OTB :rofl: Welp....

  • Ms.Fashion

    Zimmerman has messed up a lot of people's agenda in life.... :coffee:

  • Phrozen1der

    @MsFashion Exactly!!! Glad I use wet wipes :rofl:

  • bumblebee

    I just bought some angel soft two days ago!
    :mad:
    I won't buy any more!

  • Ms.Fashion

    Phrozen1der says:

    @MsFashion Exactly!!! Glad I use wet wipes

    _________________

    Ohhh... You on them too!!! I replaced tissue with them. :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IIF9IAQSnU H-Townmama ( I let Fayla whip it REAL GOOD)

    I prefer the red pack of Charmin myself :coffee:

  • Phrozen1der

    @MsFashion Keeps tissue in the house for guest..But I keeps the wetties in my room :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEureObx87M JMO

    Wetties :rofl:

  • Ms.Fashion

    Phrozen1der says:

    @MsFashion Keeps tissue in the house for guest..But I keeps the wetties in my room

    ___________

    As do I. I keep the wipes in the guest as well just in case somebody else up on game. :wink:

  • Phrozen1der

    @JMo :lol:

    @MsFashion Nah son if you up on game you already brought yours... :rofl:

  • Ms.Fashion

    Phrozen1der says:

    @JMo

    @MsFashion Nah son if you up on game you already brought yours…

    _______________

    True!!! :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IIF9IAQSnU H-Townmama ( I let Fayla whip it REAL GOOD)

    :lol: @Phro and MsFash
    We keep the wipes made for older babies in both bathrooms. They are big and you can get a lot, usually on sale :biggrin:

  • prynsexxx

    Angel soft toilet paper? :cry:

    I just got a new pack. I use wipes as well but I gotta "wipe" first.

    :think:

    Is that the total list @Yall b/c if they say we can't use Always products, I'm fvk'd. .....b/c I use their "wipes" as well. LOL

  • yallcrazy

    Prynn, that's the total list that I received... :coffee:

  • Shuga Honey

    translation: we STILL believe in that ish but it was messin with the money so we renigged.

  • Shuga Honey

    JMO says:

    Wetties
    __________________

    my friend called mexicans "wetties" as in wetbacks. :shame:

  • WUT-IZ-SWAGU

    yallcrazy says:

    In the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin….

    The company Koch which manufactures paper products is paying for Zimmerman’s legal fees because they feel he had legal right to bear arms and shoot Trayvon we are asking that people everywhere ban together with us and pass this information on and not purchase any of the following items because your money will be paying for Zimmermans lawyer fees.?Please do not purchase any of the following items Angel soft toilet paper?Brawny paper towel?Dixie plates,bowls napkins cups?Marci gras napkins and towels?Quilted northern toilet paper?Soft and gentile toilet paper?Sparkle napkins?Vanity fair napkins?Zero napkins
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    Girl the Koch Brothers are long deep prejudice bastards. They are behind the whole Obama Hate Machine... please look it up
    They will continue to support this kind of foolishness because of the monopoly they hold. We each prolly have four to five things in our house or in our car that the Koch Brother fingers hold...