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.
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