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Sierra Club Calls on eBay to Leave ALEC

San Francisco, CA –(ENEWSPF)—October 7, 2014. Today, the Sierra Club joined a broad coalition of organizations in urging eBay to join other high tech companies that have pulled their support from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a fossil-fuel funded clearinghouse for dangerous legislation to attack worker’s rights, civil rights, voting rights, and clean energy solutions across the country. Google, ALEC, Facebook, Yelp, and Microsoft – among others – have all announced they were severing ties with ALEC amid pressure from a coalition of groups including the Sierra Club.

Read the coalition letter here.

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

“It’s no wonder why leading tech companies are fleeing ALEC in droves.  Associating with climate deniers is bad for any 21st century business. Now, eBay can make the same smart decision as Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, or they can continue backing a front group that is auctioning off our air, water, and health to the highest bidder. The choice should be easy.”

About the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 2.4 million members and supporters nationwide. In addition to creating opportunities for people of all ages, levels and locations to have meaningful outdoor experiences, the Sierra Club works to safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and litigation. For more information, visit http://www.sierraclub.org.

Source: sierraclub.org

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