Wednesday, January 25, 2012

OccupyFlorida - #Occupy an ALEC Meeting, Please

You'll need to check this out and verify it...
- as of right now I have not been able to confirm this but here's the skinny that I have.

Information supposedly sent to Florida Legislators:

You are cordially invited to attend ALEC’s K–12 Education Reform Academy, February 3–4, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. For invited legislators like you, ALEC will cover your room for up to two nights at the host hotel. ALEC will also reimburse up to $500 for travel expenses, which includes coach airfare, cabfare, and a reimbursement of 55.5 cents per mile driven.
#OccupyFlorida please let ALEC know that ALEC and their educational reform is not wanted in Florida.

And if you can't make it to the protest - be sure to check your legislators campaign and finance and gift reports to make sure they don't get reimbursed from the taxpayers for this - as ALEC is footing the whole cost - to the Ritz no less!
We don't need a repeat of what happened in Sante Fe.
The injury that happened - was an accident - but they are going to play this like their lives were in danger.
Bad press for us - is bad press for us and good press for them.

Thank you so much!
, #OccupyALEC, #Alec

Update 2/1/2012

The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida (DPCF) calls on Florida legislators to boycott the upcoming academy being hosted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The ALEC K-12 Education Reform Academy will be held February 3–4, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. The DPCF sees this interference by outside interests as a threat to our democracy.

Caucus President Susan Smith stated, “The secretive process of allowing corporate lobbyists and billionaires to write legislation, which they then pass off to Florida legislators, is a betrayal of the intent of representative government. The closed-door gathering of legislators is not government in the sunshine.”

, #Occupy

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