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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.
ALEC Welcoming Committee of Occupy Salt Lake
Bring a tent. Pitchforks Optional.
From Arizona to New Orleans, Cincinnati 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 23-28.
ALEC is where our struggles merge.
Stop letting corporations overpower our government.
Join us to overpower the corporations.
JOIN US TODAY!