Kraft Backs Out of ALEC

Kraft has made itself the third company to abandon the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative group that supports the controversial “Stand Your Ground” gun laws. After advocacy group ColorofChange began protesting corporations that are members of ALEC. PepsiCo and Coca-Cola announced this week that they were withdrawing their membership. Kraft joined them on Thursday, saying that the company will not renew its membership when it expires in the spring. There were a “number of reasons” for the decision, the company said in a statement, but did not specifically mention the campaign against ALEC.