Friday, April 29, 2011

Protesting ALEC in Cincinnati

On Friday, April 29, a delegation of five SSUers and friends joined over two hundred people in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio at a protest against ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a powerful right-wing think tank. ALEC has pushed anti-union laws in the Midwest, the infamous anti-immigrant S.B. 1070 in Arizona, the Voter ID act that makes it more difficult for students and others to register to vote, and a host of other horrible pieces of legislation that prioritize profit over people. ALEC has many powerful corporate members, including private prison companies that profit from draconian immigration policies.

Left to right: Joan Braune, Greg Capillo, Matt Heil, John O'Shea, Enku Ide

1 comment:

  1. Diverse group of people, but you're absolutely correct in that the D party still manages to be the best sinkhole for progressive, populist energy around, and we do have to guard against that. OTOH, the research speaks for itself.
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