Sun Lakes/Chandler Democratic Club Meeting

The Sun Lakes/Chandler Democratic Club's monthly meeting is on the 2nd Monday of the month, with guest speakers and discussions. Also snacks, beverages and the 50-50 raffle.

Our October speaker will be Jonathan Alanis, the Outreach/Development Coordinator of the Arizona Advocacy Network. Mr. Alanis has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Politics and Global Studies, a philosophy minor and a Certificate in International Studies from Arizona State University.  He has been a Field Organizer for the Scottsdale Democratic Party and for Voto Latino.

The program will begin with a showing of the Bill Moyers documentary “The United States of ALEC” (American Legislative Exchange Council). ALEC is now under investigation for alleged tax fraud, using a charitable tax exempt status while lobbying Arizona lawmakers on behalf of corporate members.  Arizona has one of the highest concentrations of ALEC-affiliated legislators in the nation.  ALEC corporate executives, lawyers, lobbyists and member legislators draft, lobby for and secure passage of a wide array of bills which promote an extreme agenda.

Mr. Alanis will highlight important bills voted on by the Arizona Legislature for the benefit of ALEC corporate members and other efforts to attack Clean Elections, Voting Rights, Worker Rights, Fair Courts and more.

Please bring non-perishable food items to the club meetings for the Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank.  Collections take place in the west parking lot from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  We also have a box at the North entrance of the Sun Lakes Sunset Grill lobby. For more information call Ruth (480)[masked] or Tom (480) 895-1162.

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  • carol m.

    Great meeting tonight. Wonderful info on ALEC and great understanding about the Chandler override being voted on now.

    1 · October 14, 2013

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