Connect the Dots … that is all we ask.
There are alot of emotions about Trayvon’s death… the world is watching. Let the world know that this Stand Your Ground Law is just another product of ALEC…
Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called “model bills” reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations. http://alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed
“First principle regarding everything the right-wing throws up — If it’s a multi-state effort, it’s coordinated. And if it’s looks coordinated, look for the dirty fingerprints of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. ” http://www.americablog.com/2012/03/whos-behind-nras-stand-your-ground.html
Same group pushing privatization, big pharma, and parent trigger…. Same ALEC … different TRIGGER.
“The whole story is not being told about these laws, either. The same group that lobbies for these ed reform bills attacking public education, our pensions, and collective bargaining … These bills are a product of ALEC: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/03/stand_your_ground_legislation_that_may_have_let_tr.php
“Florida, under Jeb Bush, was the pioneer. But, now, thanks to the American Legislative Exchange Council, it is just one of many states that offers gunmen that license to kill. http://www.thenation.com/blog/166978/how-alec-took-floridas-license-kill-law-national
Remember, if you can get one person to ask, Who is ALEC … then maybe, some good can come from this horrible situation.
“It is no coincidence that so many state legislatures have spent the last year taking the same destructive actions: making it harder for minorities and other groups that support Democrats to vote, obstructing health care reform, weakening environmental regulations and breaking the spines of public- and private-sector unions. All of these efforts are being backed — in some cases, orchestrated — by a little-known conservative organization financed by millions of corporate dollars. The American Legislative Exchange Council was founded in 1973 by the right-wing activist Paul Weyrich; its big funders include Exxon Mobil, the Olin and Scaife families and foundations tied to Koch Industries. Many of the largest corporations are represented on its board. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/opinion/the-big-money-behind-state-laws.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1332604961-0372YFDE0uEovvkdtCz4zw
“According to the Center for Media and Democracy, 98 percent of ALEC’s revenues come from corporations, corporate trade groups, and corporate foundations. http://www.thenation.com/article/167014/exposed-corporations-behind-law-may-let-trayvon-martins-killer-go-free
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” — Ghandi
“Former Miami Police Chief Timoney: “Laws like “stand your ground” give citizens unfettered power and discretion with no accountability. It is a recipe for disaster. ” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/24/opinion/floridas-disastrous-self-defense-law.html?_r=2&ref=opinion
“So does this law embolden people? Think road rages that escalate to tragedy and bar brawls that could have ended in no more than bruises. A Tampa Bay Times investigation identified 130 stand-your-ground cases since this became law in 2005, with 74 people cleared of wrongdoing. Reports of “justifiable homicides” have tripled. Also troubling: The law is applied differently depending on where in Florida you are.” http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/sue-carlton-the-worst-of-stand-your-ground/1221586
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Wear Red for Ed
This week, wear your hoodies.
Florida’s Parent Trigger … Same ALEC – Different Trigger
A weekend interview with parent activists Kathleen Oropeza and Rita Solnet about Florida’s Parent Trigger Bill :
“And I don’t think that I am alone. Obviously.
So I think what we are seeing is a shift in thinking. …
People are realizing that if you want to have a democracy,
you have to be a part of it. “
Full article here:.
Yesterday evening, the parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin addressed a crowd of supporters
at the “Million Hoodie March” held in New York City’s Union Square.
NewsOne’s Elon James White was there and created this exclusive video report: