Wednesday, 25 July 2012

ALEC Welcoming Committee, Day Three

posted 7/25/2012 by the Salt City Sinner

As I mentioned in my previous entries, this week marks the 29th convention of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a high-rolling gang of economic thugs who are meeting - right now, as we speak! - in Salt Lake City to buy themselves some legislators and see their "model legislation" passed into state law.

An invaluable resource on this shady crew can be found  here  : ALEC Exposed! in conjunction with Common Cause, People for the American Way, ProgressNow and the Alliance for a Better Utah, has tallied the "model legislation" that ALEC is bringing to Utah, along with the resulting not-so-model legislation proposed, and a who's who of Utah sell-outs and plutocrats who are ALEC members. Seriously, give it a read - it is fascinating and chilling stuff.

Today marked the third day of protests held by #OccupySLC's ALEC Welcoming Committee.

I could only make it to a few events today, as some of the protests happened while I was at work, and others happened simultaneously at different places in Salt City, and my cloning technology is still at least three or four years away from beta testing (maybe Gerald will lend me the Skunk Works Multiverse Gun, but first he'll have to steal it off of that psycho wingnut Summer).

I made a stop at ALECWC HQ before heading to my main event of the evening, and check this out:

A variety of festive fresh-picked fruits, gourds and squashes holding down anarchist literature: this is why my heart will always belong to #Occupy.

I strolled over to the triumphant return of the Move to Amend Bread and Circus Theater show (a write-up of one of their previous performances is  here  ) at 5th South and Main, where the gang put on a lively show, updated for the election season and the coming of ALEC.

So what's going on tomorrow at the ALECWC, you might ask? Good question!

THURSDAY 7/26/12, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM : Move to Amend State Supreme Court Hearing, Utah Supreme Court Chambers (Matheson Courthouse, 450 S. State Street)

THURSDAY 7/26/12, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM : Peaceful Uprising Puppet Show

THURSDAY 7/26/12, 12 PM - 2 PM : Theater of the Oppressed

THURSDAY 7/26/12, 3 PM - 4:30 PM : Commemoration of Tim DeChristopher's Sentencing, Washington Square

THURSDAY 7/26/12, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM : Anti-ALEC Choir Performance

Friday will cap off the week - have fun, and remember: please enjoy your activism responsibly!

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