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Duke Energy is a major supporter of the American Legislative Exchange Council, which is responsible for voter ID legislation that has the potential to disenfranchise up to 5 million voters — especially people of color, young people, and seniors.
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Call Duke Energy: End your support of ALEC.

Dear Friend,

The pressure we're putting on Duke Energy is working.

In the past few weeks, more than 150,000 activists — including 110,000 CREDO activists — have told Duke to immediately stop funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which is engaged in a massive effort to disenfranchise millions of voters in swing states throughout the country.

And when our friends at the Energy Action Coalition directly confronted Duke CEO Jim Rogers about the company's support for ALEC, Rogers said, "You can trust that I'm paying attention to what you're saying."1

With Rogers paying such close attention to our campaign, we're ramping up our efforts by making phone calls today to Duke's corporate office demanding that it stop funding ALEC.

Call Duke Energy and tell the corporation to stop supporting ALEC and voter suppression. Click here for a sample script and the number to call.

Our campaign urging Duke Energy to stop funding ALEC is pressuring the company on multiple fronts. Activists have delivered our petition signatures to Duke's local offices in Ohio and Florida, hundreds of people have called Duke's headquarters — and national media outlets like the New York Times,2 Democracy Now3 and Politico4 have taken notice. We have some serious momentum, but we can't let up now.

Duke's funding of ALEC makes it complicit in ALEC's efforts to disenfranchise millions of low-income, women and minority voters. ALEC also pushes disastrous legislation across the United States that is designed to undermine environmental safeguards and let major polluters off the hook. As one of the largest utilities in the United States, Duke's funding of these activities is unacceptable.

Jim Rogers' response to the Energy Action Coalition makes it clear that Duke is hearing our message loud and clear. Now we need Duke to take the next step by immediately discontinuing its relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council. Let's make sure Duke feels the heat.

Call Duke Energy and tell the corporation to stop supporting ALEC and voter suppression. Click below for a sample script and the number to call:
http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=6961195&id=47073-3362360-xdnbjJx&t=7

Thank you for standing up to corporate-funded attempts at voter suppression.

Josh Nelson, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

1. I spoke with Duke Energy's Jim Rogers at the DNC. He's hearing from us! And 150k people. And Senators., Energy Action Coalition, 9/5/12
2. A Day of Protests, Spared of Confrontations, New York Times, 9/5/12
3. Why Did the Dems Choose Charlotte? Examining Obama's Close Ties to Utility Giant Duke Energy, Democracy Now, 9/4/12
4. Clinton backs up Obama energy policies — States jockey to mention energy in roll call — Warren hits oil profits — Court sides with Interior in oil, gas leasing dispute — Charlotte trivia, Politico, 9/6/12

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