SHUT DOWN THE AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL
This document includes informations about:
-OCCUPY THE PHONES ! IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION
-Call for National Solidarity
-Suggested Actions to help expose ALEC!
1. Call the WESTIN KIERLAND RESORT & SPA.
2. Tell them you do not approve of their decision to host the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC’s) States and Policy summit.
3. Be friendly, don’t take your anger out on the hotel workers who are not responsible, but make sure your message gets across.
4. Hang up, and call again.
Use these numbers to occupy their lines!
general contact: 480.624.1000
dining reservations: 480.624.1202
spa reservations: 480.624.1202
tee time reservations: 480.624.1202
resort activities: 480.624.1268
media contact: 480.624.1315
special events: 480.624.1332
meetings and events: 480.624.1220
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is built to host conventions. Tucked away in Scottsdale, and less than one mile from Scottsdale Executive Airport, well-funded organizations can meet in a comfortable, secretive environment without setting foot outside the luxurious hotel grounds. This is where ALEC has chosen to bring together legislators and corporations to draft model legislation that exempts corporations from environmental and labor laws, pushes for Three Strikes and mandatory minimum sentencing, and targets, criminalizes and incarcerates communities of color, among other profit-driven laws (more info:alecexposed.org).
Call the Westin Kierland today to shame them for their part in allowing the sale of local and national legislation to the highest bidder.
More info: www.azresistsalec.wordpress.com.
Be the media! www.shutdownalec.org
Here are a few suggestions for actions, share your creative ideas with us and keep in touch on N30.
#occupyALEC, #shutdownALEC and/or #ALECexposed
-Hold a Teach-In or other educational outreach event (an informative power point and other resources are available: https://azresistsalec.wordpress.com/more-info-on-alec/)
-Shut down the 1% ! Occupy an ALEC corporation near you…too many to choose from? Focus on the board of directors http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=ALEC_Boards_and_Task_Forces)
-Bring your message to an ALEC legislative member near you. What’s your local connection to ALEC? – In AZ we are focusing on the ongoing colonization and exploitation of Native land and ALEC’s connection to immigration and the private prison industry. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=ALEC_Politicians
-Street theater exposing corruption – Remember Billionaires for Bush? – Form a “business suit bloc” and March! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAv8Mv9tzoA)
-Literally “Expose” ALEC – two letters per butt cheek…just sayin’… Or get a trench coat and hide ALEC’s sample bills inside…show people what’s under your coat…
Go to the website and see “Find ‘Find Model Bills’ here” http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed
-Twitter and Blog about ALEC on N30- get the word out far and wide!
-So many issues! Can’t decide? Focus on how private prisons affect your community.
-Got a projector? Have a guerilla movie night to expose ALECs major funder the Koch brothers.
Lots more information can be found at: