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Protest against ALEC on August 8

ALEC PROTEST AUGUST 8th. JOIN US: Let’s “Welcome” ALEC to Chicago. Thursday, August 8, 2013. Noon. Outside the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 East Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603

We will gather outside the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 40th Anniversary Conference, to expose them and their dangerous agenda that exploits working and middle class families, while protecting major corporations and CEOs. ALEC is behind some of the worst state level legislation.

Their rapsheet includes, but is not limited to:

71 ALEC Bills in 2013- protects corporations from being accountable for causing injury/death

139 ALEC Bills in 2013 for privatizing public education

104 ALEC Bills in 2013- diminish public sector Unions and Collective Bargaining

xProtect yourself and let your voice be heard, by protesting ALEC!

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Background

Hundreds of ALEC’s model bills and resolutions have been carved into “mainstream” policy through the wealth and will of Charles and David Koch. ALEC gives the Kochs a way to make their brand, of free-market fundamentalism, legally binding. Koch Industries top lobbyist was once ALEC’s chairman. As a result, the Kochs have shaped legislation touching every state in the country.

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ALEC was born out of a meeting in September 1973, where state legislators, including then Illinois State Rep. Henry Hyde, conservative activist Paul Weyrich, and Lou Barnett, a veteran of then Gov. Ronald Reagan’s 1968 presidential campaign, together with a handful of others, launched the American Legislative Exchange Council.



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