What Are We Doing?
A diverse group of Ohio activists has organized a day of resistance. We are students, labor leaders, academics and others. This protest has been personally endorsed by NOAM CHOMSKY, and he has said he is “very glad to hear about what you are doing” though he is unfortunately unable to attend.
On April 29th, ALEC will hold their spring task force meeting in downtown Cincinnati. This is when and where they will cook up the next offensive on the American public. At noon, we will hold a mass protest action in a public space (Fountain Square) one block from ALEC’s meeting place. We are also organizing housing for visitors traveling to Cincinnati, and we are securing spaces for organizations to hold their own teach-ins and actions.
ALEC’s legislation seeks to solve “crises” by attacking the vulnerable – often in ways that do very little to address the problems at hand, and that ultimately function to transform power structures in favor of private interests. We want to use this day of resistance to do more than just express discontent. We want to convey the message that there are policy alternatives to ALEC’s legislation – alternatives which demand that lawmakers begin to place the burden of solving crises on the powerful, not the vulnerable.