Protests Across the Country Condemn ALEC's Corporate Influence in Policy Making
Events at 11:30 AM and 6:30 PM at the corner of George Street and Albany Street (Rt. 27)
February 29, 2012
New Brunswick, NJ - On February 29th Occupy Wall Street is calling for a national day of action protesting the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Registered as a nonprofit, ALEC allows corporations to draft their own laws and pass them on to legislators, all behind closed doors. ALEC's major contributors are composed of powerful companies such as Wal-Mart, ExxonMobil, Monsanto, Bank of American, BP, Pfizer and New Brunswick’s own Johnson & Johnson. The Occupy Movement in New Brunswick is joining over 70 other cities in calling for an end to the sale of government influence for corporate campaign contributions, and calls for J&J to get out of ALEC.