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Aug 7-9: Three Days of Action to Shut Down ALEC in Chicago #noALEC

Posted 8 months ago on Aug. 7, 2013, 1:50 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: Chicago, #noALEC, ALEC

Shut Down ALEC!

via ALEC Welcoming Committee:

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will be meeting in Chicago on August 7-9 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. ALEC connects corporate lobbyists with legislators behind closed doors to write "model legislation". This Legislation is then put on the floor of state legislatures across the country, without indication that it is an ALEC model bill. Put simply, corporations are writing state laws. That type of concerted effort in favor of profit between business interests and the state is NOT acceptable. ALEC's model bills include Right to Work (for less) laws, "Ag-gag" bills which brand environmental and animal rights activists "terrorists", Arizona's racial profiling law (SB1070), Wisconsin legislature's attack on public-sector collective bargaining, and so many others.

For those three days, we invite people from the city of Chicago and all across the Country to Participate in three days of action against ALEC's member corporations, their summit and the institutions they represent.

On August 8, we will have a noise demo outside of their meeting at the Palmer house Hilton. Details for that action here: https://www.facebook.com/events/381320208639722/

More actions will be forthcoming. See you in Haymarket City.

(Sign up on our mutual aid sheet! http://tinyurl.com/FuckALEC)


more info via http://www.alecwc.org/:

ALEC is Anti-union:

-ALEC was involved in the passage of a Wisconsin bill effectively ending collective bargaining for public sector unions.
-ALEC has pushed right to work (“for less”) legislation which eliminates protections that prevent employers from discriminating against prospective employees who are unionized.

ALEC promotes incarceration:

-ALEC corporations include private prison companies such as CCA (Corrections Corporation of America), which create a demand for prisoners.
-ALEC has pushed 3-strikes laws which compel courts to incarcerate third-time felons for life even if they have never committed a violent crime.

ALEC is a detriment to public education:

-ALEC Has introduced “voucher programs” in states which divert funding from
public to private schools. -ALEC Has diverted funding from public schools to charter schools.

ALEC promotes the criminalization of immigrants:

-Arizona state law SB1070 (“show me your papers” law) (an ALEC model bill) makes it a crime for an immigrant to be in Arizona without carrying documentation.
-SB1070 also allows officers to detain people if they “look like an immigrant”.

ALEC pollutes the earth:

-ALEC inserted a provision into the Illinois State Legislature’s “Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act” which allows fracking firms to withhold information about chemicals used in fracking by claiming them as “trade secrets”.

ALEC exploits Indigenous land:

-ALEC member corporation “Salt River Project” (SRP), was authorized under AZ state law to pump groundwater from native O’odham land into Phoenix, AZ. Literally draining native wells.

ALEC is where our struggles merge

Full Schedule

Wednesday, August 7th

March on the Palmer House against ALEC
10am - Michigan & Congress
We will march from Grant Park to various ALEC related businesses and eventually to the Palmer House.
https://www.facebook.com/events/381320208639722/

"United States of ALEC" FREE Film Screening and Panel
6pm - University Center Chicago, 525 S. State Street
Please RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7650311287/efblike

Thursday, August 8th

ALEC Exposed in Chicago Rally - via Chicago Federation of Labor
12pm - Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe
https://www.facebook.com/events/398759776900781

Protest ALEC with Overpass Light Brigade Chicago and the Northern Illinois Light Brigade
8:30pm - Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe
https://www.facebook.com/events/391056121016593

For updates and more info, see:

3 days of action to shut down ALEC in Chicago: https://www.facebook.com/events/201838206636608

Occupy ALEC 2013: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyALEC

Activist Toolkit for Taking on ALEC in Chicago: http://www.pfaw.org/ALEC2013

#noALEC #ALECgtfo

Video of Chicago #MoralMonday Action against ALEC, 8.5.14

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[-] 4 points by GirlFriday (21783) 8 months ago

Go Chicago.

[-] 3 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 8 months ago
  • BRAVO!

  • ALEC has not represented the public interests.

  • ALEC must be countered. Big time.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

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Just Say No 2 ALEC

4 a better world.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26680) 7 months ago

ALEC: The final quotes.

Love of the John Birch Society and a love of corporate funding.

http://www.prwatch.org/node/12216

[-] 1 points by shooz (26680) 8 months ago

ALEC protests, a slight return.

http://occupywallstreet.net/story/arrests-street-closures-during-massive-alec-protest-chicago

Ooooops.

Nothing to see here either.

ALEC is a done to death non-issue.

Never mind.

-----Koch Industries----

[-] 1 points by shooz (26680) 8 months ago

The final word.

"CHICAGO - Thousands of union and non-union workers and their allies shut down the streets around the posh Palmer House Hilton here yesterday, protesting the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council meeting at the hotel."

http://peoplesworld.org/thousands-shut-down-chicago-streets-at-alec-meeting/

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20508) from South Burlington, VT 8 months ago

praise God and pass the ammo

[-] -1 points by juliuscezar (-6) 8 months ago

I'll leave the God praising to you, choir boy! Damned evangelist nut.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26680) 8 months ago

Issues!!!

Try them someday.

It's good for the soul.

if you have one, somewhere behind all those 100% all natural lies of yours.

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/how-texas-gop-moving-swiftly-protect-political-power-white-conservatives

[-] 1 points by shooz (26680) 8 months ago

http://occupywallst.org/forum/alecs-most-wanted/

Make sure the list is longer this time..........:)

[-] 1 points by shooz (26680) 8 months ago

http://occupywallst.org/forum/some-of-christies-biggest-bills-match-model-legisl/

Hard to imagine.

They've been destroying Democracy since the 70s.

No wonder there's so little left.

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