Diverse Coalition Protests Notorious Group ALEC in Chicago
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) "brings together major U.S. corporations and right-wing legislators to craft and vote on 'model' bills behind closed doors. It has come under increasing scrutiny for its role in promoting 'stand your ground' gun laws, voter suppression bills, union-busting policies and other controversial legislation. Although billing itself as a 'nonpartisan public-private partnership,' ALEC is actually a national network of state politicians and powerful corporations principally concerned with increasing corporate profits without public scrutiny." [via]
ALEC will hold its 40th anniversary conference in Chicago on August 8, which an assortment of activist and civil society groups have vowed to protest. Indeed, activists have already staged a direct-action lockdown of the hotel hosting the conference. See video.
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