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2012 Green Party Candidate for President Speaking in Portland, CT Today

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2012 Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein will be speaking in Portland, CT (just across the river from Middletown) on Sunday, September 8, on the topic of “After the election: the Green New Deal versus the surveillance state.” Stein’s did not end in November. Instead, she has continued to support the movements for social transformation in this country, attending countless rallies and conferences, fighting in court after being arrested trying to enter the presidential debatesorganizing Green campaign schools, and issuing alternative stances to politics-as-usual from the Green Shadow Cabinet. This appearance will be one of many she has made since the election, and is being sponsored by the Green Party of Connecticut.

The event will be at the Portland Senior Center (7 Waverly Ave) starting at 3:00 PM. People from Middletown, including Wesleyan students, will be carpooling there. Please contact Ross Levin at rlevin@wesleyan.edu if you’d like to join.

Date: Today, September 8
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Portland Senior Center, 7 Waverly Ave, Portland, CT
Cost: Free (just like US elections, lol jk)

United States of ALEC Film Screening

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Alicia Gansley ’15 invites you to join Democracy Matters for a film screening:

Founded almost 40 years ago, American Legislative Exchange Council brings together nearly 2,000 state legislators with hundreds of corporate leaders and lobbyists from many of the world’s most powerful corporations to secretly draft model legislation that is then introduced in our states, usually without our knowledge.

Join Democracy Matters for a screening of The United States of ALEC, a documentary narrated by Bill Moyers that examines how corporations and state legislators are colluding to write laws and remake America. Common Cause Connecticut senior organizer Kim Hynes will be introducing the film.

Date: Wednesday, March 6th
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: PAC 001
Cost: Free