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In Chicago in August the seventh through the ninth

Only corporate shills need apply:

Who may register — ALEC reserves the right to determine eligibility of any applicant as an attendee up to and including the dates of the event. ALEC may, in its sole discretion, determine that certain individuals or groups are ineligible to attend.

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Here is the agenda, intriguingly vague:

items subject to change
2013 Annual Meeting Working Agenda
Wednesday, August 7
Registration Open, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Subcommittee Meetings, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Plenary Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Workshops, 1:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Various Receptions, 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 8
Registration, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Plenary Breakfast, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Workshops, 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Plenary Lunch, 12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Task Force Meetings, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
-Civil Justice
-Communications and Technology
-Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development -Education
Various Receptions, 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Friday, August 9
Registration, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Plenary Breakfast, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Workshops, 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Plenary Lunch, 12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Task Force Meetings, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
-Energy, Environment and Agriculture -Health and Human Services -International Relations
-Justice Performance Project
-Tax and Fiscal Policy
Various Receptions, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Hotel Address

The Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe St.Chicago, IL 60603

Who schedules receptions to last only an hour? Outside of Mustang Ranch?

Do they really need to even bother advertising? From all appearances our political process has been sold to them lock, stock, and barrel. Or will they just be celebrating their corporate coup?

H/T to MNDem999:

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will be meeting in Chicago on August 7-9 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. ALEC connects corporate lobbyists with legislators behind closed doors to write "model legislation". This Legislation is then put on the floor of state legislatures across the country, without indication that it is an ALEC model bill. Put simply, corporations are writing state laws. That type of concerted effort in favor of ...See More
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Originally posted to Income Inequality Kos on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 09:35 AM PDT.

Also republished by American Legislative Transparency Project.


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