ARIZONA IS CALLING FOR A DIVERSITY OF TACTICS TO SHUT DOWN THE UPCOMING ALEC CONFERENCE IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ ON NOVEMBER 30TH.
Summary of Activities:
- 12/1 Spokescouncil meeting, decompression, March at Freeport McMoran, Decentralized Actions, Speaking Event w/Publisher of ALECexposed.org, Warehouse party
- 12/2 More actions during day? Convergence and dinner, March on First Friday
- 12/3 Looking Forward: Resistance Beyond ALEC counter-conference
A tentative detailed schedule has been updated 12/01.
Contact us! @ firstname.lastname@example.org or “Katy Perry” at (623) 498-1929
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is planning on meeting in Scottsdale, AZ (just outside Phoenix) for their annual State and National Policy Summit from November 30-December 2 2011. ALEC itself is a tool for hundreds of corporations to use for the sole purpose of obtaining access to thousands of legislators and then exploiting that access to pass profit-making legislation. ALEC works like a think tank, devising legislation that benefits the corporate elite at the cost of the masses and then putting that model legislation in the hands of legislators along with gifts and incentives to urge their passing and now more than 200 of ALEC’s model bills have become actual laws throughout the country over the past year. The links between corporate greed, state oppression, and you have never been clearer. This website is dedicated to the rising resistance against ALEC, their planned summit, and all corporate greed that would serve to perpetuate state oppression in already impoverished communities on already occupied land. Here you will find a lot more information on the link between ALEC, the private prison industry, and recent legislation like Arizona’s own SB-1070; you will find news articles, reports, and websites exposing ALEC; you will find multimedia pieces explaining the growing and explicit connections between corporate power and community oppression; you will find links to other websites and organizations building resistance in Arizona; and lastly, you will find ways to plug in. 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. Finding the website was your first step. What will be your next?