Congratulations!

What a SMASHING success

Below are links to Media coverage of our events.

Please submit any other or further media coverage of our events that is not yet on our list to ALECwelcome@gmail.com

We would also like to have a one sentence/ paragraph description of each media hit on our list.

REMEMBER our pot-luck/ de-briefing is Thursday 6pm (August 2nd) at Liberty Park (N.E. corner).  What went well, what did not, and what is next?  Be there!

Monday July 23

Channel 2 News
Rod Decker @ Washington Square
www.kutv.com/news/features/local/stories/vid_1374.shtml

Tuesday July 24

Channel 2 News
Rod Decker @ Washington Square
www.kutv.com/news/features/local/stories/vid_1379.shtml

Channel 13 News
Conservative policy group kicks off conference in SLC
http://fox13now.com/2012/07/24/conservative-policy-group-kicks-off-conference-in-slc/

Wednesday July 25

Channel 2 News
@ UofU Museum, Grand America, Alliance for Better Utah
www.kutv.com/news/features/local/stories/vid_1398.shtml

Channel 13 News
ALEC under fire
www.fox13now.com/2012/07/25/alec-under-fire/

Salt Lake Tribune
Watchdog claims Utah lawmakers are corporate lapdogs
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/54558914-90/alec-utah-model-bills.html.csp

Salt Lake City Weekly
Anti-ALEC Protest and Rally for Public Education Thursday
http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/blog-25-8024-anti-alec-protest-and-rally-for-public-education-thursday.html

Deseret News
ALEC meeting sparks support from governor, protests
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559549/ALEC-meeting-sparks-support-from-governor-protests.html?pg=all

Salt Lake Tribune
ALEC conservatives reject charges of corporate cronyism
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/54560661-90/alec-group-corporate-legislators.html.csp

Free Speech Radio News
Lawmakers, advocates question ALEC’s role in crafting state legislation
http://fsrn.org/audio/lawmakers-advocates-question-alec%E2%80%99s-role-crafting-state-legislation/10638

Channel 5 News  -  ksl.com   - VIDEO
Groups disagree over power ALEC holds with state lawmakers
(@ Natural History Museum)
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=21414985

Salt Lake Magazine (blog)
Glen Warchol’s Crawler: David calls out Goliath
http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2012/07/smart-alecs-unite/

Thursday July 26

Channel 13 News
www.fox13now.com/2012/07/26/alec-protestors-outside-grand-america/

Channel 4 ABC News
Conservative lawmakers gather in Utah
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top_stories/story/Conservative-lawmakers-gather-in-Utah/-4LJ8rY3p0iL7axkZWI3_g.cspx

Salt Lake Tribune
Pre-fab bills
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/54541221-82/legislation-utah-alec-agenda.html.csp

ksl.com
Conservative lawmakers gather in Utah; protestors out in full force
Protestors rally against conservative lawmaker’s group; 1 arrested
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=21430001

Pat Bagley
Salt Lake Tribune
http://editorialcartoonists.com/cartoon/display.cfm/113241/

Salt Lake Tribune
ALEC provides receptive crowd for Utah’s land battles
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54570089-78/tobacco-utah-alec-smokeless.html.csp

Salt Lake Tribune
DeChristopher backers say conviction shows corporate control
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/54568988-90/alec-anniversary-backers-control.html.csp

Daily Herald
Conservatives talk energy at Utah ALEC convention
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/state-and-regional/utah/conservative-lawmakers-gather-in-utah/article_6f254b00-9fa4-5f1f-b8a7-b98998792410.html

Deseret News
DeChristopher supporters stage peaceful protest at ALEC convention
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559598/DeChristopher-supporters-stage-peaceful-protest-at-ALEC-convention.html?pg=all

Friday July 27

Salt Lake Tribune
McEntee: ALEC works in secrecy, Utah activists in public
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/54575670-90/alec-utah-public-activists.html.csp

Salt Lake Tribune
Utah Senators say it’s time for ALEC to be more open
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/54576989-90/alec-allowed-bramble-conference.html.csp

Modern Times Magazine
A Wounded ALEC Assembles In Utah
http://www.moderntimesmagazine.com/page15/Nation_ALEC_Meeting_120727/Nation_ALEC_Meeting_120727.php

Salt Lake City Weekly
Immigration Activists Rally Against ALEC Friday
http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/blog-14212-8031-nbsp-the-immigration-betrayal-of-the-obama-admi.html

Salt Lake Tribune
Clearing house for bad ideas
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/54567733-82/alec-state-utah-federal.html.csp

KCPW  radio
Politics Up Close: ALEC Critics & Supporters, Salt Lake County’s FCOZ Commission
http://kcpw.org/blog/local-news/2012-07-27/politics-up-close-alec-critics-supporters-salt-lake-countys-fcoz-commission/

PR Watch
Special Report from Salt Lake: ALEC Exposed, ALEC Diminished
http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/07/11678/special-report-salt-lake-alec-exposed-alec-diminished

Saturday July 28

Sunday July 29

Deseret News
Interest groups affecting legislation and Utah lands
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765592736/Interest-groups-affecting-legislation-and-Utah-lands.html?pg=all

Submit any additions to the above list and/ or a one sentence/ paragraph description of each media hit above to

ALECwelcome@gmail.com

ALEC wc NEWS RELEASE – Critics to Confront Corporate Greed, Demand ALEC ‘Bill Mill’ Shutdown.

ALEC Welcoming Committee

https://www.facebook.com/ALECWC
Calendar Listing of Major Events Salt Lake City, Utah: http://www.alecwc.org/calendar/

NEWS RELEASE
Contacts:
Raphael Cordray          craphaelc@gmail.com
Gary Mesker                 gary@bnaconsulting.com
Justin Kramer               justindkramer84@hotmail.com
Jesse Fruhwirth            fruhwirth@gmail.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9 A.M. MDT, July 18, 2012

 

Critics to Confront Corporate Greed,
Demand ALEC ‘Bill Mill’ Shutdown. 
SALT LAKE CITY, UT  Local and national groups are hammering away at the corporate-dominated American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), demanding an end to legislation which they say benefits corporate interests at the expense of the public.
ALEC brings its annual conference to Salt Lake City July 23-27, 2012 but a vocal opposition will unite against them. The coalition called The ALEC Welcoming Committee is fighting back against ALEC. Members of the coalition include: Occupy Salt Lake City, Peaceful Uprising, Utah Tar Sands Resistance, the Salt Lake Dream Team, iMatter Utah, the League of Women Voters, Move to Amend Salt Lake and others. Over the course of the five days community groups plan rallies, teach-ins, workshops, news conferences, pickets and other actions.
ALEC is funded and dominated by some of the world’s largest corporations including ExxonMobil, Bank of America, BP, Monsanto, Koch Industries, and Pfizer. Local ALEC members include 1-800-Contacts and Comcast. Common Cause contends that ALEC is manipulating the US tax laws. In a recent complaint to the IRS the government watchdog group said: “ALEC is a corporate lobbying group masquerading as a public charity.” Twenty-eight Utah Legislators are also members of ALEC.
The Center for Media and Democracy’s research arm PR Watch calls ALEC a “bill mill. ALEC is responsible for about 1,000 bills a year using a common language, which then are proposed and “flood” multiple state legislatures often during the same session. Bills represent conservative causes which have the effect of eroding and eliminating comprehensive health care; suppressing voter rights; and requiring police to check the immigration status of primarily non-Caucasian citizens, legal immigrants and undocumented workers.
ALEC is also backing laws to eliminate workers’ collective bargaining rights, which leads to lower wages, pensions and health care benefits. The organization was also behind many of the states’ adoption of “Stand Your Ground (Kill at Will)” laws being used in the defense of individuals like George Zimmerman, recently accused of murdering the black teenager Trayvon Martin.
Who: ALEC Welcoming Committee
Location: Washington Square (City/County Bldg)
Date/Time: For a complete and updated schedule of events see http://www.alecwc.org/calendar/ 
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ALEC Welcome Committee inspired ART! We so hope you will join Free Speech Zone in SLC on July 23-28 to give ALEC a proper welcome!  ps. Bring a sleeping bag. This is going to be fun!

ALEC Welcome Committee inspired ART! We so hope you will join Free Speech Zone in SLC on July 23-28 to give ALEC a proper welcome! ps. Bring a sleeping bag. This is going to be fun!

 

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