Friday, July 27, 2012

ALEC Activism - Makes a Difference!!!

Whereever, whenever
Every action counts.

Great write up about the ALEC protest in Utah and how previous actions have made a difference against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

I recommend it – it’s a quick read - read the whole thing  >>>>HERE<<<<

One of the organizers, Jesse Fruhwirth, told the Center for Media And Democracy that ALEC's influence over our democracy is comparable to a slow-moving, piecemeal coup d'etat.

"To protest a group like ALEC, you are protesting corporatocracy. ALEC is one of the root causes behind efforts to persecute organized workers, destroy the environment and incarcerate massive amounts of people," he told the Center for Media And Democracy. "We can no longer allow money to buy political influence."

In Utah
A coalition of local and national groups are hosting an alternative "ALEC Exposed" conference in Salt Lake City. The goal is to educate the public about the ALEC agenda. Supporting groups include Center for Media And Democracy, Common Cause, People for the
American Way
, Progress Now, AFL-CIO, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, The Voters Legislative Transparency Project the Utah League of Women Voters, the Alliance for a Better Utah, and others.

And a shout out for those of us who were in Snotsdale last November:
But most just plainly think that chanting, sweating, walking and holding signs will not actually change anything.

Most of the time, they might be right.

But sometimes, it can make a difference.

One need look no further than the American Legislative Council, or ALEC, and what has transpired since they held their Nation & States Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona nine months ago.

The article goes on to say:

People can make a difference. Just ask ALEC, which is learning that protesters are people, too.

And they will and can be heard.

And it does – never doubt for a moment that you activism is in vain (even though sometimes it may feel like it).

People can make a difference!!!!

Keep signing those petitions folks!
Resign those petitions folks

Make your voice heard
Say NO to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)!

Thanks to the Efforts of YOU!!!!

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