FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2021) – In a statement, ILSR’s Co-director Stacy Mitchell responded to President Biden’s nomination of Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission.
“We welcome the nomination of Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission and urge his speedy confirmation.
“We’re glad to see President Biden nominate someone with an understanding of how surveillance by powerful tech corporations is harming communities, particularly communities of color.
“After years of inaction, it’s encouraging to see the FTC finally come to life and begin to tackle the outsized corporate power that’s stifling small businesses, working people, and our economy. We strongly urge the Senate to confirm Bedoya, and look forward to working with him and the other members of the Commission.”
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 www.ilsr.org
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