Join the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) and small business leaders from across the country on February 22 for a webinar conversation and live Q&A featuring:
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
Panel Discussion and Call to Action
Author and Professor, Fordham University School of Law
Co-Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Moderated by Derek Peebles, Executive Director, American Independent Business Alliance
Dana Eness, Executive Director, StayLocal
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.
Please join independent business owners and leaders from across the country for a live conversation with Congressman Cicilline and other experts and advocates on February 22nd.
Webinar: Monday, February 22, 2021
1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EST
American Booksellers Association
American Independent Business Alliance
American Speciality Toy Retailing Association
Austin Independent Business Alliance
Cambridge Local First
Independent Office Products & Furniture Dealers Association
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Local First Arizona
Local First La Plata
Louisville Independent Business Alliance
Lowcountry Local First
Main Street Alliance
National Grocers Association
Portland Independent Business & Community Alliance
Running Industry Association
Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance