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Forum Post: Diverse groups protest ALEC, Koch Brothers, Brownback, Kobach, KFL at Capitol

Posted 9 years ago on Feb. 22, 2012, 2:59 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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TOPEKA – Diverse groups held a rally at the state capitol on Wednesday to protest the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Washington, DC, the Koch Brothers in Wichita, Governor Sam Brownback, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and Kansans for Life.

The Lawrence group Kansans United in Voice and Spirit organized the “Kansans Count: We Demand Democracy” rally. About 300 attended.


This is what uniting for common cause looks like.

Not defending or running from the issues as some here would have it.



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[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 9 years ago

Some of us have been trying to encourage focusing on a common cause for months. The problem is that nobody can agree on what the common cause should be. You have your pet cause, but so does everybody else. As soon as you pick one cause, you're going to alienate more than half of Occupiers because you didn't pick their cause.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

I disagree. All of these issues are intertwined. So, when dealing with the Koch heads and ALEC you are also dealing with the privatization of schools, prisons, cops as well as services traditionally provided by government that has been taken away-welfare or housing.

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 9 years ago

You have to focus on something specific. Occupy can't be about everything, or it becomes about nothing. The Tea Party has a laser-beam focus on debt. Occupy has no focus on anything at all, because it tries to address everything all at the same time. Pick an issue and stick with it or else most people will lose interest.