Activists will converge from around the nation to the Stop ALEC Fest 2015 in San Diego, July 22, 2015 at Grand Hyatt Hotel (Harbor at Kettner).
CRITICAL MASS WILL CONVERGE AT THE HOTEL AT 5PM on JULY 22. MANY OTHER EVENTS ARE PLANNED BUT PLEASE TRY TO ADD YOUR PRESENCE TO THE MAIN EVENT!
TENTATIVE: 7/21 (Day before the event) ~8:30pm Press Conference + Dynamic Visual Display TBA
7/22 3pm - Rally at Embarcadero Park North 4pm - March through SD to Hyatt 4:30~5pm - March arrives at Hyatt <-- MAIN EVENT ~6pm - Balloon Launch (Tethered giant balloons with signs)
7/23 6pm - Common Cause is sponsoring a panel discussion Hilton Airport
Embarcadero Park North is just south of the Hyatt on Kettner and will be our base camp, (has porta-potties) and will have hot dogs available sponsored by Nurses Union. Will have a stage for rally and speakers here.
MORE EVENTS ON SUBSEQUENT DAYS STILL BEING PLANNED!
Help this event happen in San Diego! SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE CORPORATE ELITE THAT HAVE THEIR WAY WITH OUR DEMOCRACY...
PLEASE JOIN THIS EVENT AND SHARE IT NATIONWIDE! CONVERGE ON SAN DIEGO THIS YEAR TO EXPOSE ALEC AND THEIR MALFEASANCE!
Through the secretive meetings of the American Legislative Exchange Council, corporate lobbyists and state legislators vote as equals on 'model bills' to change our rights that often benefit the corporations' bottom line at public expense. ALEC is a pay-to-play operation where corporations buy a seat and a vote on 'task forces' to advance their legislative wish lists and can get a tax break for donations, effectively passing these lobbying costs on to taxpayers.
Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve "model" bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board. (ALEC says that corporations do not vote on the board.) Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations.
PRIMARY MESSAGE: 1. Out of State Politicians who are on vacation here with their millionaire and billionaire friends should be back home working to make the lives of their constituents better, not scheming with lobbyists how to make their lives harder.
2. But ALEC has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in corporate lobbyist money on this vacation for politicians and corporate lobbyists so they can come up with a new round of bills which will harm America's families.
3. The result of this junket: dozens of bills will be written by ALEC and forced into law across the country with no input from the voters whose lives will be affected.
4. These bills are nothing more than a way for the rich and powerful to squeeze every last dime they can out of families like ours all across the nation.
5. We do things differently here in California and are a model for the nation, and it's time we stand up to ALEC to let them know they are not welcome here.
Participating legislators, overwhelmingly conservative Republicans, then bring those proposals home and introduce them in statehouses across the land as their own brilliant ideas and important public policy innovations—without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on the bills.
ALEC boasts that it has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law. ALEC describes itself as a "unique," "unparalleled" and "unmatched" organization. We agree. It is as if a state legislature had been reconstituted, yet corporations had pushed the people out the door.
October 22nd is a day that people around the nation have mobilized every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. It is crucial that we bring forward a powerful National Day of Protest in cities and towns across the U.S. to challenge the ongoing violence against the people. This October 22nd, stand with thousands across the country to express our collective outrage, creativity, and resistance in response to the crimes of this system. On October 22nd,
5pm Set up and poster making 6pm Rally at City Heights Performance Annex Candlelight March Continue Rally and Candlelight Vigil Overpass Light Brigade Message "Stop Police Terror"
Conscious Hip Hop performance by Mad Dog Blue
*******WEAR BLACK, FIGHT BACK!*******
United Against Police Terror - San Diego is disability affirmative, for any accommodation requests, please let us know as soon as possible.
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More info to be announced. Check back for updates.
Allies and Supporters, United Against Police Terror – San Diego need your help for this important investment in police misconduct tracking systems. The National Association Against Police Brutality – NAAPB is launching PIRP a Police Incident Reporting Platform, go to pirp.naapb.org for more info, NAAPB will be partnering with community service organizations such as UAPTSD all across the country to provide them with a platform to report police incidents. And NAAPB will be assisting those organizations with educating and organizing their communities on reforming the Criminal justice system and ending police brutality. PLEASE TO THE GOFUNDME PAGE IN THE LINK BELOW AND REFERENCE "4 UAPTSD.ORG" http://www.gofundme.com/dcnaapb TO CONTRIBUTE to this important cause
Remember to connect what's happening at a national level is also happening in San Diego, The same issues that were exposed in Ferguson are in San Diego. The system of power, White Supremacy, is well and alive in San Diego, hurting marginalized communities. Let's make sure we seek justice for them. Let's end the occupation of our communities by Police. Uaptsd.org