May 11th — ALEC’s “Spring Task Force Summit” in Charlotte ALL DAY at the Westin hotel (601 S College St). Most important times for a critical mass are 10 am and 4 pm.
ALEC – The American Legislative Exchange Council – is the non-profit “policy” organization, made up of over 2,000 legislative members and 300 corporate members, which meets behind closed doors to write “model legislation.” ALEC is responsible for the anti-union bills in Wisconsin, the anti-immigrant SB1070 in Arizona, and Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. After the Trayvon Martin shooting, ALEC has garnered more negative press, which has lead to Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and other companies withdrawing from the organization. Let’s keep up the pressure!
We are working with friends at the Voters Legislative Transparency Project — www.vltp.net
On the 10th we greet ALEC members as they come to town.
The 11th is the actual day of ALEC’s summit. We’ll be Occupying all day at the Westin Hotel (601 S College St). Our friends at Mecklenburg ACTS will be protesting ALEC all day as well, specifically surrounding issues where ALEC manipulates education legislation.