Last year was a good year for ALEC and they hope to get more, more, more. And it seems legislators across the US are more than ready to hand it over to them. But ALEC does not want you or anyone to know that they are doing this. This is at best unethical. Letting the public know about what they are really doing might make some people really mad. They might vote against the legislators they own. So don’t tell anyone.
Well, we know that all Iowa Republican House members belong to ALEC. We know that Mark Lofgren proudly went to the last meeting to get his marching orders. I hope all Iowa legislators who go will tell us what went on, but then it wouldn’t be a secret.
So, while the Occupy groups take to the streets out of frustration, ALEC and its lackeys will meet behind closed doors to once more make plans to steal some freedom, some democracy and some money from Americans like you and me.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) updated its web page for its upcoming States & Nation Policy Summit at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, Arizona from November 30 – December 2, 2011. Register online Registration. Deadline is November 7 (today). The Agenda is here. Hotel accommodations deadline is also November 7 (today).
Michael Bryan, editor & publisher of Blog for Arizona, requested media credentials, but has not received any response. You’re shocked, I’m sure.
“AZ resists ALEC” is an Arizona grassroots organization with an informative web site and is planning an “Occupy ALEC” event. AZ resists ALEC:
We’re calling on all people to take a stand.
*Come to Phoenix from November 29-December 3 to tell ALEC we will not allow them to further criminalize and oppress our communities in order to fatten the coffers of their corporate members.
*Organize an action in your community for November 30th.
*Keep checking the website for updates on information, events, and actions.
*Spread the word about ALEC and how its members and their greed have affected your home, your family, your life.