So you’ve heard about Seattle and the WTO but have you heard about ALEC?
On February 29th, Occupy Portland calls for a national day of non-violent direct action to reclaim our voices and challenge our society?s obsession with profit and greed by shutting down the corporations. We are rejecting a society that does not allow us control of our future. We will reclaim our ability to shape our world in a democratic, cooperative, just and sustainable direction.
We call on people to target corporations that are part of the American Legislative Exchange Council which is a prime example of the way corporations buy off legislators and craft legislation that serves the interests of corporations and not people. They used it to create the anti-labor legislation in Wisconsin and the racist bill SB 1070 in Arizona among so many others. They use ALEC to spread pro big business laws around the country.
Lauren Regan from the Civil Liberties Defense Center talks more in depth about who is involved in ALEC and its involvement in destroying America.
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Take it to the streets– The streets are where we win!