(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.

Comments (18)
  1. 44percent says:

    ugh thses idiots again?

  2. Jennifer Reed says:

    Um, to “share” ideas is a form of lobbying.

  3. Robert says:

    I think drafting the actual bills that the legislators pass is a bit more than “sharing ideas”

  4. RJ says:

    Thank God someone is standing up for regular people

  5. Cathy Kama says:

    The writer should do his/her homework. ALEC clearly drafts legislation and gives it to state reps to submit. There is evidence of this in the Florida incident a few weeks ago.

  6. Ross says:

    These are socialist folks. Socialism lost the war with capitalism and this is their last salvo. Attack businesses and successful people. Obama’s Occupy group is made up of radical teachers(J. Reed above is one, she used to have socialism as a like page on her Facebook page however, she removed it), anarchists, union workers and of course socialists. They know they’ve been rejected. They started and ended with about 35 tents at their Paradise Rd tent city. They are lost souls and they just don’t know it.

  7. Harry Crumb says:

    Whats great about this group is that they drove Toyota’s to the store!! Really going after Americas interest. LOL!!!!

    1. Cathy Kama says:

      You do realize that Toyotas are made in the USA?

  8. Harry Crumb says:

    You do realize that Toyota is a foreign company?

  9. Harry Crumb says:

    And the USA makes products in Japan. I’m sure this group inst happy about that. But because SOME Toyota’s are made here that is Ok?

  10. Cathy Kama says:

    Get a clue, Harry Crumb.

  11. Ross says:

    Harry is saying that the profits go back to Japan. Get out of your socialist bubble Cathy.

  12. Fecal McStool says:

    I like to talk about stool.

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