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Reining in Monopoly Power: Small Businesses and the Push to Strengthen Antitrust Laws
 
Register here to 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:
 
Welcome
Mike Tucker, President and CEO, Independent Office Products & Furniture Dealers Association

 
Keynote
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
Zephyr Teachout

Fordham Law Professor and Author
 
Stacy Mitchell
Co-Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Moderated by Derek Peebles, Executive Director, American Independent Business Alliance

Closing
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 with independent business owners and leaders from across the country for a live conversation with Congressman Cicilline and other experts and advocates. 

Webinar: Monday, February 22, 2021
1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST

REGISTER NOW
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American Independent Business Alliance 
American Speciality Toy Retailing Association
Austin Independent Business Alliance
Cambridge Local First 
Independent Office Products & Furniture Dealers Association 
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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
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