Statement from ILSR on Alvaro Bedoya’s Confirmation to the Federal Trade Commission

Date: 12 May 2022 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail


For media inquiries, please contact: Reggie Rucker, ILSR Communications Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2022) – In a statement, ILSR’s Co-director Stacy Mitchell responded to Alvaro Bedoya’s confirmation to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

“We are thrilled that the FTC finally has a full slate of commissioners to deliver on its mission to protect Americans from anticompetitive and predatory business practices by dominant corporations. 

“Commissioner Bedoya understands how the FTC can make a significant difference in the daily lives of people. He is committed to standing up to powerful corporations and leveling the playing field for small businesses and communities, particularly communities of color. He brings to the Commission deep expertise in the ways that monopolies in sectors like food, pharmacy, and tech are harming Americans and sapping the resiliency out of our economy and democracy.

“We look forward to engaging with Commissioner Bedoya, alongside Chair Lina Khan and the rest of the commission, as the FTC carries out its crucial mission.”


About the Institute for Local Self-Reliance

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) is a national nonprofit research and educational organization founded in 1974. ILSR has a vision of thriving, diverse, equitable communities. To reach this vision, we build local power to fight corporate control. We believe that democracy can only thrive when economic and political power is widely dispersed. Whether it’s fighting back against the outsize power of monopolies like Amazon or advocating to keep local renewable energy in the community that produced it, ILSR advocates for solutions that harness the power of citizens and communities. More at

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