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VIDEO: Peace House and Friends - protest ALEC in NE PDX on F29

Some really peaceful activist got followed around by the police as they stopped at 5 corporation that are tied to ALEC: Taco Bell, McDonald's, Walgreen's, ATT and Bank of America.
I filmed these clips with a cell phone and also filmed this with a video camera - video coming soon.
 http://bambuser.com/v/2411903

8 cell phone clips from the NE side ALEC protest

The Peace House & Friends of 25+ activist went to 5 different ALEC corporations in NE Portland

 http://bambuser.com/v/2411903

homepage: homepage: http://www.joeanybody.com


Full Video: Peace House and Friends F29 - Cleaning up ALEC in NE Portland 09.Mar.2012 07:18

joe anybody iam@joeanybody.com

Peace House and Friends went to a half a dozen different corporations in NE Portland to protest their relationship with ALEC. This was filmed on F29 as a separate action from the gathering and march in downtown Portland. The peace house ALEC busters engaged in some street theater and handed out information.

Two of the Peace house protesters are arrested in front of Bank of America... at the very end of this video, in the last 5 minutes of the video (the arrest) part of this video was filmed by PDX LiveStream. The police were at each stop ...sometimes as many as a dozen officers.

Peace House and Friends F29 - Cleaning up ALEC in NE Portland 2.29.12
(video 1hr 28 min)


Move On - Helping to exposes ALEC 20.Mar.2012 14:30

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ALEC exposed:ear Oregon MoveOn member,

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which has recently developed model legislation to eliminate collective bargaining, require voter identification, and allow for school vouchers to be used, should be redefined as a lobbying organization and be forced to disclose its funding sources and follow the rules governing lobbying organizations in Oregon.

That's why I created a petition to the Oregon House and Senate and Governor John Kitzhaber on SignOn.org. Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:

 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=272992&id=37592-2823323-dOsApdx&t=2

The petition says:

We demand public disclosure on the workings of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in the state of Oregon and that ALEC operate within the rules established for lobbying organizations.

Formed in 1973 as a "nonpartisan" group for "conservative state lawmakers" interested in "limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty," ALEC creates model legislation that has resulted in the introduction of 1,000 bills a year at the state level, with 20% becoming law, its website claims. ALEC finances trips for state lawmakers to learn about its model legislation while connecting them to corporations, including big tobacco, oil, and for-profit prisons. We cannot allow our democratic process to be undermined by the secretive manipulations of corporations.

Over the last several years ALEC has successfully promoted legislation to eliminate collective bargaining, require voter identification, and allow for school vouchers to be used. Wisconsin and Arizona are both engaged in a current debate over collective bargaining legislation similar to what ALEC has been promoting.

Lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin have introduced legislation requiring transparency on the workings of ALEC in their states. Arizona State Rep. Steve Farley (D-Tucson) and Wisconsin State Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) have separately put forward legislation designed to disclose ALEC's funding sources. The bills, called the ALEC Accountability Act, would redefine ALEC as a lobbying organization since it develops model legislation.

"It is a pretty big lobbying group," Rep. Farley told HuffPost. "People deserve to know who is funding ALEC," added Farley, who has collaborated with Pocan as well as discussed the issue with legislators in other states. Among the two bills' provisions would be an attempt to define any organization promoting model legislation as a lobbying group and require disclosure of its funding sources. Pocan described ALEC as a "dating service" matching model legislation with lawmakers in various states, according to a Center for Media and Democracy release.


Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:

 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=272992&id=37592-2823323-dOsApdx&t=3
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