ALEC protests begin. Banner drop and arrests at the Palmer House. More to come.

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The Chicago Moral Monday Coalition, an alliance of Chicago clergy, lay people, unions and community organizations protested yesterday, Monday, at the Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is slated to meet at the hotel this Wednesday for its 40th annual national conference. The Coalition is demanding that the Palmer House rescind its invitation to ALEC. Numerous coalition members were arrested.

Moral Monday Coalition partners include local clergy and laypeople, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), National Nurses United (NNU), US Uncut, Chicago Youth Climate Coalition, Chicago Fracking Working Group, Communities United Against Foreclosures and Evictions, Young People’s Assembly on Violence and Youth Services Project, Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP)

A large demonstration against ALEC is planned for Thursday at noon.

See you there.

6 thoughts on “ALEC protests begin. Banner drop and arrests at the Palmer House. More to come.

  1. How pathetic in the second video – the rich folks having their dinner at the Palmer House applauding the arrest of those fighting democracy. Well, I guess those rich folk don’t need democracy.

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