ALEC teach-in May 23rd at the SLC Library conf. rm. B

The next ALEC Welcome Committee power-point presentation will be held Wednesday May 23rd at the SLC Library conference room B (bigger room this time) at 7pm.

If you have not heard of ALEC please take a look at
http://alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed

ALEC is holding it’s annual meeting in SLC july 25th - 28th 2012.

The ALEC Welcome Committee is holding public teach ins to educate the community and raise awareness about ALEC in an effort to mobilize the community to resist and speak out. Tell ALEC and it’s cadre of olymptrade corporate members to “Back Off of our sate legislators” and tell state legislators to “do your job and work for the citizens and not the corporations.”

Hope to see you at the teach-in May 23rd!

ALEC You Can’t Hide

ALEC
You Can’t Hide
   ALECwc.org

Come to the Mansion at noon    See our new Banner.

When: Noon (Friday, April 27) as Governor Herbert hosts four western governors to tout his anti-environmental policies

Where: The Governor’s Mansion, 603 East South Temple

What: Protest Governor Herbert’s anti-environmental, pro Corporate Cronies policies.  Herbert is ALEC alumina who is pushing legislation in the west to take over millions of acres of our public land for destructive oil, mining and tar sands development all to the narrow benefit his cronies.

Come to the Mansion at noon   See our new Banner.

Free learning: What is ALEC? A scandal exposed.

On April 24th we provided the first of many upcoming Power point and question/answer presentation about The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and how it is hi-jacking democracy. ALEC is holding it’s annual conference in SLC this July and we will be building solidarity against ALEC by exposing their members, methods and movements. This first ALEC teach-in was at the SLC public library and quite well attended and received.   We intend to have many teach ins before the conference on July 25th - 28th 2012

ALEC Welcoming Committee is a part of the May Day Convergence workshops and presentations.

NEXT ALEC TEACH-IN:
Saturday, April 28th
4 to 5:30 pm
University of Utah Union Building Theater

 

ALEC Welcoming Committee Call to Action!

We the people of Salt Lake City invite all those opposed to the tyranny of the 1% to join us from July 23-28th 2012 in providing a warm welcome for the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council. This annual meeting by ALEC is paid for and attended by corporate sponsors who sit behind closed doors with our elected state legislators. At these meetings laws are created without the voice of the people that will later benefit those same corporate sponsors at the expense of our communities.

ALEC functions as the most influential mechanism by which corporations maintain their dominance over people and policy by occupying our political institutions. ALEC is responsible for thirty nine years worth of oppressive legislation. Model legislation proposed by ALEC and enacted by our elected representatives have destroyed workers rights and strangled free speech. These model policies have driven the privatization of agriculture, education, health care, and the prison industry all at the expense of the ecosystems that sustain us.

We will not allow this systemic corruption to continue. We the people have developed direct democratic communities and processes to challenge the status quo. We call for a local and national convergence of these communities from July 23-28 in Salt Lake City. We remain committed to nonviolence as we provide an open and inclusive space for resistance, rebellion and a diversity of tactics. We the People demand our frustrations be known as we develop solutions together where the voice of the people is heard over the the voice of the corporations. It is by solidarity through struggle that we will find our greatest strength.

With Love,

ALEC Welcoming Committee of Occupy Salt Lake

 

P.S.
Bring a tent. Pitchforks Optional.

Join this event on Facebook.
Like ALEC-WC on Facebook.

Organize to overpower corporations-meeting March 15 in SLC

From Arizona to New OrleansCincinnati to South Carolina, people have stood up to oppose the American Legislative Exchange Council whenever and wherever that organization meets. Utah is pleased to sustain the resistance until ALEC is shut down.

We are planning direct actions and educational events during and in the lead up to the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, in Salt Lake City on July 25-28.

ALEC is where our struggles merge.
Stop letting corporations overpower our government.
Join us to overpower the corporations.

Our next Welcoming Committee organizing meeting:
6:15 p.m., Thursday, March 15th
One World Cafe
41 S. 300 East, Salt Lake City