The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is America’s most powerful corporate front group. It is bankrolled by powerful corporations here in the United States and by foreign entities like the Bahrain Petroleum Company, which is owned by the dictatorship of that oil-rich country.
It just dropped a mailer in Massachusetts claiming that the “Warren Agenda Threatens Families and Businesses.” The mailer also features a claim from Matt Bennett, an official at the Third Way think tank, that calls Warren’s message “catastrophically antibusiness”:
Voters should not be fooled by this deceptive mailer. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce does not reveal its donors, but we know that it is funded by big banks like Citigroup and and New York Private Bank & Trust that want to see Warren taken down. Its true fear is not that Warren is against American businesses, but that she wants to hold powerful corporations — like bailed out Wall Street banks — accountable to the American public.
The quote from Bennett identifies him as working for a “centrist Democratic group,” but the reality is that his organization Third Way, like the Chamber of Commerce, serves as a conduit for corporate America. Third Way’s Board of Trustees is largely composed of hedge fund managers and bankers, and like the Chamber, it does not openly disclose its donors.
The way to stop organized money represented by corporate front groups like the Chamber and Third Way is with organized people. Click here to sign up to make calls for Warren and help her win her race.