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The American Legislative Exchange Council—more commonly known as ALEC—is holding their annual meeting in Denver from July 19 to 21, 2017. In response, a coalition of organizations will hold a teach-in on Saturday, July 15th in Denver to educate the public about ALEC’s negative impact on economic, environmental, and social issues.
WHAT IS ALEC?
ALEC brings together corporate lobbyists and politicians to vote on model bills behind closed doors and without public input. These bills are then introduced into state legislatures across the country. ALEC is responsible for bills that loosen environmental regulations, enforce stricter voter identification rules, weaken labor unions and the rights of workers, and more.
ABOUT THE TEACH-IN
ALEC likes to operate in secrecy, and has done an excellent job keeping out of the public eye. As a result, few Americans are familiar with their organization. Join us for teach-in on Saturday, July 15th to learn about ALEC’s role in health care, public education, climate change, mass incarceration, net neutrality, voting rights, and more.
Paul Booth, Take a Stand for Democracy
Carla Castedo, Mi Familia Vota
Hilda Nucete, Conservation Colorado
Elena Nunez, Colorado Common Cause
Gena Ozols, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado
Blake Reid, Net Neutrality Expert
Pamela Resendiz, FRESC
Ilana Spiegel, Public Education Advocate
Luis Toro, Colorado Ethics Watch
Thamanna Vasan, Colorado Fiscal Institute
Saturday, July 15, 2017
10 AM – 2 PM.
First Baptist Church of Denver
1373 Grant Street, Denver, Colorado
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More information about our speakers, agenda, and other ALEC-related actions will be coming soon. Stay tuned.