6:15 pm in Uncategorized by elisemattu
If you are wondering how to help defeat the RW, non-progressive agenda, currently so popular with both Parties, especially on the state and local level, I urge you to go to the following website:
From the URL:
We are talking about ALEC. (American Legislative Exchange Council)
You can go to this website and once there, you can read what the acronym stands for, and how to stop it in its tracks before it stops all of us.
Text from the website:
“Let me emphasize that this corporate-run organization is the most powerful political force in America. They convene several national meetings of legislators and corporate leaders every year. ALEC oft-times picks up the meals and lodging tabs for the more powerful of the state senators and representatives who attend. They also pay mysterious ‘fees’ for vague services under headings like ‘educational’.
“At the Task Force meetings or summits or whatever they chose to call them, ALEC herds your elected officials, corporate heavyweights and the occasional ‘foundation’ seeking special favors, into little rooms that we used to call back rooms. Together, with no input from constituents, they hammer out the basics of the model legislation that will be taken back to the legislator’s General Assemblies and often voted into law.”
I urge everyone who is in solidarity with Occupy to read this fine article.