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'Don't fund evil'

Groups hold protest outside Google headquarters

Riffing off of Google's corporate mantra, the Raging Grannies lent their voices to a protest outside the search giant's Mountain View headquarters on Tuesday. The evil in question is the American Legislative Exchange Council, a nonprofit corporate lobby group which Common Cause, the protest organizer, says has been linked to controversial legislation such as Florida's "stand your ground" law, voter suppression and climate change-deniers.

According to spokeswoman Helen Grieco, Common Cause filed a whistle-blower complaint alleging that the council misuses charity law and under-reports its lobbying expenditures, among other things. The group, along with climate change activists, is pressuring corporations including Google, Facebook and Yelp to withdraw their membership.

— Mountain View Voice staff

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Posted by People with to much time on there hands
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm

"linked to controversial legislation such as Florida's "stand your ground" law, voter suppression and climate change-deniers."

"stand your ground": Means they don't want you to protect yourself.

"Voter suppression": Meaning they want anyone to be able to vote, like the criminals, mentally retard and the likes, societies most precious members.

"climate change-deniers": Meaning they want big govt. to tax people more so that they can start a new govt agency.


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Posted by Well Said People With Too Much Time On There Hands
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 19, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Ditto


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Posted by Greg David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 19, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Greg David is a registered user.

Double ditto


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Posted by mr Advice
a resident of Bailey Park
on Feb 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Idle hands are The Devils Tool!!!


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Posted by Steve
a resident of another community
on Feb 20, 2014 at 6:58 am

Common Cause = Good
Freedom to express other ideas = evil and must be stopped.
That's the America I'm proud to be part of.


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Posted by jane
a resident of North Whisman
on Feb 20, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Raging Grannies - YOU ROCK!!!!!! Thank you!


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