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Live Conversation with Rep. Cicilline and Small Business Leaders


Join the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR), Local First La Plata, independent business advocates, experts, and small business leaders from across the country on February 22th from 11:00am – 12:15pm MST for a webinar and live Q&A.

The pandemic exposed, and turbocharged, many inequalities in our economy, including years of rampant market power abuse by dominant corporations at the expense of small businesses. Now, for the first time in decades, passing new anti-monopoly laws is shaping up to be a key priority for federal policymakers in 2021.

Last October, the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, led by Congressman David Cicilline, published the findings of an extensive investigation of market concentration. The report concludes that dominant firms like Amazon are abusing their market power and calls for new legislation to update and strengthen the antitrust laws.

Small businesses have a critical role to play in a healthy economy and democracy, shaping this agenda and ensuring that anti-monopoly policies are a central part of Congress’s economic recovery strategy.

Reining in Monopoly Power will feature:

Mike Tucker | President and CEO, Independent Office Products & Furniture Dealers Association


Congressman David Cicilline | Chairman, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
*Moderated by Dan Cullen | Senior Strategy Officer, American Booksellers Association


Zephyr Teachout | Author and Professor, Fordham University School of Law
Stacy Mitchell | Co-Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
*Moderated by Derek Peebles | Executive Director, American Independent Business Alliance


Dana Eness | Executive Director, StayLocal


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