APC’s EFFORTS TO EXPOSE ICLEI HAVING AN IMPACT
by Tom DeWeese
October 22, 2010
Over the past several months, the American Policy Center (APC) has mailed more than 100,000 “Remove ICLEI, Restore the Republic Survey” to Americans across the nation. The mail package contained not only the Survey, but also a detailed report on Sustainable Development and how ICLEI (International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives) is being paid dues by local communities to impose this UN Agenda 21 policy.
ICLEI is now operating in more than 600 American cities – mostly in relative secrecy. More cities are being pressured to give ICLEI control of development policy making. In most cases that includes creating non-elected boards, councils and regional governments answerable to no one. City Councils and County Commissions, which should be answerable to the people, are now able to defer decision making to these non-elected bureaucrats, leaving the people without the ability to question or overturn policy. It’s the definition of a perfect“Soviet.”Yet most people had never heard of ICLEI or the power it holds over so many American communities. So, APC set out to change that, exposing the process and then asking Americans if they agree with such actions.