A coalition of civil rights groups, clergy, unions, and supporters of public education began protests against ALEC at the Palmer House, where ALEC plans to hold its 40th annual conference on Wednesday.

The coalition is called the Chicago Moral Monday Coalition.

ALEC sponsors model laws that are anti-immigrant, anti-union, anti-public education, and supportive of corporate interests. Go to this website to learn about ALEC laws to promote charters and vouchers and online schools, as well as to remove any requirements for teacher professionalism.