The demonstrators say ALEC is hurting just about everyone in America who is not part of the top one percent.
In a jail cell in the nation's capital, top leaders of 40 powerful labor/progressive groups found they had plenty of time to hash out plans for essentially remaking America.
Only blocks from city hall, a Friday afternoon picket line at the Crowne Plaza Hotel symbolizes the fight taking place in this city.
Over 4,000 North Carolinians came together during the first day of the workweek to protest and participate in acts of civil disobedience.
Nearly 5,000 protesters at a "Moral Monday" rally roared disapproval of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's decision to terminate federal jobless benefits.
Unite Here, representing hospitality workers, has reached a deal with Hyatt Hotels, ending a four-year bitter battle involving protests, strikes, civil disobedience and a global boycott against the chain.
"I never knew until today," he said, as he looked out over the crowd, "that you can fly with a broken wing; our spirits may be wounded, but our hearts continue to smile."
Several socialist organizations came together last week to discuss how to better unite the left.
"Everything is very democratic," says Melvin Maclin. "We operate by one man one vote. We run things just like in our local. Our fight is far from over. At least we have a base to work from."
Early May was marching time all over Texas.