Not your hometown chamber
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the nation’s largest lobbying group and one of the leading spenders of dark money on elections.
While its name may conjure up wholesome images of your hometown chamber, the hyper-partisan U.S. Chamber pushes a reactionary agenda that is dangerous for workers, consumers, and the environment.
Here at Chamber Watch, our mission is to expose the threat the U.S. Chamber poses to all of us, our democracy, and our planet. So keep scrolling to learn more about the Chamber, its dangerous agenda, the companies that fund it, and what you can do to fight back!
Tell Gap to #DroptheChamber
ince the beginning of the debate around passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has worked to undermine efforts to expand access to healthcare for tens of millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans. In just 15 months between 2009 and 2010, the Chamber spent more than $102 million dollars, funneled to […]
The Chamber has been a longtime critic of the Paris Agreement and a leading opponent of action on climate change for as long as it’s been around. In 2016, the Chamber testified before Congress in opposition to the Paris Agreement, despite the fact that nearly half of the Chamber’s board members have taken public positions supporting efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. […]
Tax reform has been a hot topic since Donald Trump was elected president. Big corporations and the wealthy have been salivating over the prospect of a major tax cut ever since Trump released his “Tax reform that will make America Great Again” (or for short #TRTWMAGA) plan during the campaign and another plan in April. […]
The new Republican Congress is only four months old, but it’s already shown that it cares far more about big corporations than the millions of Americans who work for them. This Congress has made the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s priorities its priorities, and this week, the House is set to vote on a bill that […]
How would you react if we told you that popular brands such as Disney, Pepsi, and Gap were funding the Trump agenda? That your hard-earned money was going to support Steve Bannon’s dreamed of “deconstruction of the administrative state” which would wipe away a whole host of public protections? Surprised? Upset? Angry? Sorry, but […]
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi took power in a military coup in 2013, overthrowing the country’s democratically elected president. Since that time, Sisi has embarked upon a violent crackdown on democratic freedoms. It is estimated that he has arrested and jailed more than 40,000 political prisoners. Journalists are among the detained and torture is […]