Panel to present discussion on American Legislative Exchange Council at August BAND meeting

The August 9 BAND program will be a panel discussion on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). This extremely well-funded organization has 45 years of history of trying to weaken the federal government, decrease taxes on the very richest in society and destroy any federally-funded safety nets. Until the last few years, they've flown under the radar, but more information is coming to light. Panel members will be Andy Hailey and Billie Patterson.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9 at the Freeman Branch Library Children's Activity Room, 16616 Diana Ln., Houston 77062.