It's no secret that Coffee Party members are not exactly fans of the US Chamber of Commerce. One of our most popular YouTube videos calls them directly, pointing out that they do NOT lobby for the interests of small businesses as they claim, but rather for 16 corporations who use the Chamber's brand as a front group to hide vast lobbying and electioneering expenditures from their customers (We the People).
In this episode of The Middle Ground on Coffee Party Radio, we talk to Anne Pernick of Corporate Ethics International and Blair Bowie of US PIRG. Anne and Blair will explain the Chamber's mission and tell us what her organization plans to do to celebrate the Chamber's 100th birthday.
with Michael Charney & Eric Byler
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As my friend and co-host Michael Charney points out, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is one of this country's best-kept secrets. If we can change that, the question in our video will become a central one for this and all elections: "Who will it be Congress, 16 Corporations, or We the People?"
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