Building Local Power to Confront Corporate Dominance: Lessons from State and City Leaders

Across the country, a new generation of state and local policymakers are responding to the local threat of dominant corporations, which harm local businesses, take advantage of workers, extract resources and impede democratic accountability.

In the past year alone, state enforcers filed antitrust suits against Google, Facebook, and Amazon; communities nationwide passed new laws to protect local businesses from predatory delivery app platforms like Uber and GrubHub; and New York began to consider the most important update to state antitrust law in a generation. Several states, cities, and local partners will be launching similar efforts in the coming months.

On November 9 at 11:00 a.m. ET, join the American Economic Liberties Project, New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine, and other state and local leaders to discuss the fight to challenge corporate power at the state and local level and how community members can ensure their local economies work for people, not for dominant corporations.


Opening Remarks:

Sarah Miller, American Economic Liberties Project

Keynote Remarks: 

Senator Michael Gianaris, New York, Lead Sponsor of the 21st Century Antitrust Act

Panel: Solutions to Corporate Power in Your Community 

Senator Robert Peters, Illinois

Representative Anna Eskamani, Florida

Patricia Todd,  Southern Policy Manager, Jobs to Move America

Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director at ALIGN

Moderated by Pat Garofalo, American Economic Liberties Project

Closing Remarks:

Karl Racine, Attorney General, Washington, D.C.

Additional Resources from Economic Liberties: 

SB933: Protecting Workers and Small Businesses From Dominant Corporations

None of Our Business: How Corporate Power Corrupts Local Economies and Democracies

Close to Home: How the Power of Facebook and Google Affects Local Communities

Boondoggle, newsletter by Economic Liberties’ Pat Garofalo


Date & Time
November 9, 2021 11:00 am