“ALEC Welcoming Committee Sets Up Camp In SLC” – ABC news

ALEC Welcoming Committee Set Up Camp

and Kicked Off a Week of Protest on Monday with

The Parade of Empty Plates and People’s Picnic

On Monday … The Parade of Empty Plates – WAS A BIG SUCCESS! and it was lots of fun. More to Come… Here is Ch 2 ABC news coverage live last nite. We continue protesting in the park (City County Bldg.) 24/7 til Saturday. Join us. Bring a sleeping bag and/or Canopy. No tents please.


“”ALEC Welcoming Committee Sets Up Camp In SLC”


On Tuesday ALECwc outreach continued with picketing at the Grand America and Washington Square Park (City/ County Building).  We outreached massively with signs and flyers at the Fireworks display at Liberty Park.  Governor Herbert quite unconvincingly tells Utahns to ‘not worry’ about ALEC’s influence on  in Utah.

ABC Channel #2 Again broadcast live from our Occupation at Washington Square Park accross from the Grand America.


“Is ALEC Influencing Gov. Herbert?”


All week ALECwc will exercise the First Amendment on the west lawn of City Hall, 451 s. State st, Salt Lake City.

For a schedule OF EVENTS


Join friends of the ALEC Welcoming Committee in Washington Square Park (5th south & State St), Salt Lake City for a free expression campout on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday July 25-27th, 2012 @ 6pm. (No fires, No tents, sorry (ALECwc is working w/in rules)) (the permitted ALECwc Free expression activities are daily and you can ‘reserve your spot’ at 6pm the day before the free expression activity.)

Bring a blanket or sleeping bag. (No tents at this time, were sorry.)

There are activities each day and evening until 11pm.

Check the CALENDAR    www.ALECwc.org/calendar

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) holds its annual meeting this week, July 23-27 in Salt Lake City to dish out more “pork” through 50 state legislatures to some of the Nation’s largest corporations, but more people are asking why there is no slice of pie for the poor and the middle class. This summer, community activists organized a coalition called the ALEC Welcoming Committee (ALECWC) to expose ALEC’s attacks on workers, immigrants, teachers and voters  during ALEC’s five-day conference in Salt Lake City.  According to the ALECWC’s “Community Invitation,”  “…the ALEC Board of Directors fine dines July 23rd in the confines of Salt Lake’s Grand America Hotel while the people’s plates are once again literally and figuratively coming up empty.

A recent analysis by the Alliance For a Better Utah, a government watch dog group concludes that ALEC’s legislative proposals  “…would tilt the tax code in
favor of wealthy corporations, privatize Medicare and Social Security, lower wages, eliminate employee rights, ship American jobs overseas, and remove protections for American consumers.”


For a complete and updated schedule of events see http://www.alecwc.org/calendar/

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


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