Tag: big money

Amazon vs. Democracy: Foreign Influence In The Seattle City Council Elections

As of last week, Amazon has poured over $1.5 million into Seattle’s upcoming city council election through the local Chamber of Commerce’s super PAC, The Civil Alliance for a Sound Economy. That total represents more than the combined total raised by candidates without Amazon’s backing. As Rachel Lauter, executive director of the Working Washington advocacy group, said
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Washington State PDC Issues Letter To Support Seattle’s Defend Our Democracy Ordinance

SEATTLE, WA (September 10, 2019) — The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission has issued a letter to the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission to support the goals of the Defend our Democracy ordinance that would abolish super PACs and prohibit spending by foreign-influenced corporations in local elections. The proposed legislation, presented last month to the
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Crony capitalism alive with Ex-Im Bank

Ron Fein and Tom Bacon of Free Speech For People take on “crony capitalism” in a new op-ed published today in The Hill. In Congress, a fight continues over whether to renew the charter of the Export/Import Bank, which Fein describes as, “an obscure government agency that supports the purchase of American products overseas with taxpayer-backed
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