Tue Feb 21, 2012, 12:26 PM
tpsbmam (3,927 posts)
Nationwide protests planned *Occupy ALEC* February 29
Co-ordinated protests are planned in some 60 cities later this month against a right wing group which activists say has an unfair hand in writing state legislation that favours corporate interests.
Working under the banner Shut Down the Corporations, activists plan to target corporate members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) with nationwide protests on 29 February.
Organisers say Alec, a nonprofit free-market policy group whose membership includes some 2,000 state legislators, wields undue influence by drafting legislation beneficial to its corporate members, which in some cases is then used as a model for legislation in states across America.
The nationwide protest is being co-ordinated by Occupy Portland, with activists across the country due to take part – including from Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Oakland.
The rest at The Guardian.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-ALEC/327473290599424
#shutDOwnALEC/#occupyALEC/#ALECexposed/Shut down ALEC livestream page: http://shutdownalec.org/
I didn't have a lot of success looking for a centralized resource for local groups. Here's a search for occupy ALEC February 29, which is the one that had the most hits (try F29 or #F29 -- both are coming up a lot) -- you'll do better through local occupy groups and searching online for local protests
http://bit.ly/wFxrcU (yeah, it's Google)
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Response to DCKit (Reply #2)
Tue Feb 21, 2012, 12:51 PM
tpsbmam (3,927 posts)
3. ITA But you know our ALEC owned media ain't gonna give it much coverage!
That's the huge challenge -- getting people out to protest isn't the degree of challenge that getting the 1% owned media to report it. And then, of course, reporting it honestly is another challenge. Most of the coverage has been designed to make occupy look ridiculous, violent, destructive, and the like.
Response to tpsbmam (Original post)
Tue Feb 21, 2012, 02:28 PM
Luminous Animal (23,369 posts)
5. Occupy Portland has called for this action. 50 Occupy groups have signed on so far...
Link to local groups who have signed on...