The American Legislative Exchange Council [ALEC] is headed to the Heartland.They’re bringing state politicians to Kansas City —pushing a dangerous agenda that rewards greedy CEOs and hurts middle class workers and our public schools.
Join us on Friday, May 2nd at the Downtown Marriott for a counter rally against ALEC’s 2014 Task Force meeting.
In Kansas and Missouri, just like in the rest of the nation, we’ve had enough of ALEC’s extreme agenda to lower wages, limit voting rights and hurt public education. It’s time to make our voices heard – join us to rally and Stand Up to ALEC in Kansas City!
Exposed: ALEC’s Influence in Jefferson City and Topeka
Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown (1301 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri 64105)
Rally outside the hotel where ALEC is holding its backroom meetings
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown (200 W 12th Street)
ALEC in Missouri
Missouri workers are currently facing several ALEC attacks. ALEC’s Paycheck Protection bill and so-called “Right to Work” bill can both be found in the Missouri legislature. HB 1617 – a paycheck deception measure – would limit workers’ voice and ability to participate in our political system. Several Missouri bills mirror ALEC’s “Right to Work Act,” which is an attack on workers’ ability to organize and would likely lead to lower wages for all Missouri workers. The following are ALEC-style right-to-work bills in Missouri. HB 1770, HB 1772, HJR 78 would all refer a right-to-work measure to the ballot
ALEC in Kansas
The Emporia Gazette (3/22/14): “Dangerous Copycat Bill”
When Kansas Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook introduced a bill last week to crack down on volunteer health care “navigators,” the Shawnee Republican wasn’t responding to a real issue.
But like a dutiful puppet, she was responding to the political masters who are blanketing states across the nation with mostly conservative legislative obstructions to rational and civil society…