Why would I wonder that?
Well for the ALEC meeting in December - the notice for the protest went out two days in advance of the protest.It was a closed shop protest.
Coming from out of state - I couldn't drop everything and be in Washington DC in two days.
Coming from out of state - I couldn't justify flying into Washington DC and hoping someone had planned to do a protest.
I can't help thinking that the people who are currently controlling the dialogue about ALEC - only want their people around - they want to carefully control the messaging of the protestors.
I don't think they want the independents involved.
I don't think they want the kids involved, or their voices heard - all that yelling and shouting and pushing doesn't look good on camera. ( I enjoy being with the kids and blackshirts, but that's just me - I use to be one of them, I cherish their passion.)
I don't think they want anyone involved that doesn't fit their image of what they want an ALEC protestor to look like.
And they control who is there at the protest - when they only pre-advertise the protest to "their" people.
When there is an ALEC protest
We need voices, lots of voices - different voices.
We need faces, lots of faces - different faces.
We need to let the American Legislative Exchange Council know that a lot of different people are not okay with our legislators being ALEC members.
Democracy in action?
A closed shop protest?
This is not what Democracy looks like.