Occupy Las Vegas Occupies Walmart

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(Las Vegas, NV)  —  Occupy Las Vegas joined other Occupy chapters around the nation Wednesday in a campaign against an organization few Americans have heard of.  Members of the Las Vegas group entered a WalMart store to attach flyers to a long list of products whose manufacturers are members of ALEC–The American Legislative Exchange Council.  After about ten minutes, Walmart personnel asked the Occupy members to stop.

Occupy’s flyers warned Walmart customers that the products are detrimental for political reasons. The target list includes favorites like Budweiser, Doritos, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, and DuraCell batteries.  ALEC is an association that provides legislators with business research. Occupy members claim it engages in lobbying and crafting legislation at the request of corporations.

A KXNT source who works with the Nevada legislature says ALEC holds an annual meeting for state lawmakers from around the country to share ideas, but it does not engage in lobbying.

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