Friday, June 24, 2011

Kochapalooza protest planned for Sun.

Good news! We've found out where the Kochs are holding their next strategy session to destroy the middle class. It will be Sunday through Tuesday in Beaver Creek, Colo. Colorado Common Cause is organizing a family-friendly protest, so if you can be there, go!!

Here are the deets:

Meet at 11 a.m. at Nottingham Lake Park located at 1 Lake Street, Avon, Colo.,  right below the Ritz Carlton at Bachelor Gulch. The protest will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jenny Flanagan, executive director of Colorado Common Cause, writes,
Please bring signs, but not ones mounted on sticks or anything that could be construed as a weapon. Some sign suggestions would be "UnVail the Kochs", "Corporations are not people", "Koch + Thomas = Supreme Conflict", "Reverse Citizens United", "Money does not equal speech" and "Stop the War on the Middle Class." ...
I realize this comes on short notice, and that just what the Kochs want. They've managed to keep this event under wraps until now precisely to keep folks like you and me from showing up. Let's not let them get away with it.
The only reason we know as much as we do about the latest Kochapalooza (they have them twice a year) is that Cradle of Treason Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell let slip his plan to be there. As the Vail Daily reported, 
When Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's office announced his upcoming travel plans Wednesday, word got out that the annual Koch brothers' summer seminar was being held in Vail this weekend...
A recent study by The Center for Public Integrity, a Washington-based watchdog, found that Koch Industries, the brothers' Kansas-based energy company that is the second largest private company in the United States, has increased its spending on lobbying from $856,000 in 2004 to $20 million in the last two years. The report also shows the company had $100 billion in revenues in 2009. 
Click here for the link to the Facebook event page.