Not everything is OK in Oklahoma and as far as Sooner State working families are concerned, that includes the extremist and corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). This afternoon hundreds of union and community activists will join the Fire Fighters (IAFF) for a rally and march in Oklahoma City to ALEC’s annual meeting at the city’s Cox Convention Center.
A live stream of the rally, which will include IAFF President Harold Schaitberger, will begin at 4 p.m. (CDT).
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As the Center for Media and Democracy’s (CMD) ALEC Exposed has reported in statehouses around the country—including Oklahoma—lawmakers push ALEC-designed and written legislation that would, among other things, dilute collective bargaining rights, make it harder for some people to vote, limit corporate liability for harm caused to consumers, privatize and profitize government services.
Corporations are able to work with ALEC lawmakers to craft these bills and the public rarely knows. But in recent years, ALEC has been exposed. Read more from CMD on this week’s annual ALEC meeting. You can also follow on twitter with the hashtag #ALECisNotOK.