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Protest Biden Coming to Seattle – Don’t Let Amazon Buy Another Election!
November 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Short URL: https://seattledsa.org/?p=12983
Block Amazon’s Bid on Biden: Abolish ICE, Save the Planet!
Join Seattle DSA, Kshama Sawant, the Shaun Scott campaign, Transit Riders Union, Extinction Rebellion, Seattle Equity Educators, Better Left Network and many others to protest Joe Biden coming to Seattle for a private fundraiser hosted by Amazon’s General Counsel and Vice President. It’s time to sunset corporate politics!
Joe Biden is coming to Seattle for his 4th closed-door presidential campaign fundraiser of the year, without doing a single public event in the state. This $2,800 a plate dinner will be hosted by a millionaire Amazon executive who recently funneled big money into the Seattle City Council races to try to beat progressive candidates and silence Seattle’s workers. Amazon rakes in millions from its work fueling ICE’s cruel detention & deportation machine, and meanwhile pays $0 in Federal income taxes – actually getting a $129 million refund last year!
Joe Biden oversaw more than 3,000,000 deportations and has funded his campaign through big money donations from corporate executives. Despite signing a pledge not to take fossil fuel money, Biden continues to run private fundraisers with fossil fuel executives while seeking a “middle ground” on climate policy. Like other business-backed candidates, he puts his platform to use working against things like Medicare for All and abolishing ICE. In recent days, his campaign has welcomed a new Super PAC established by corporate lobbyists representing the healthcare, fossil fuel, and defense industries.
We can’t let Amazon executives buy another corporate candidate. We call for:
No more corporate cash in politics, overturn Citizens United!
Medicare for All!
Abolish ICE and end the Deportations!
Tax Amazon, the top corporations, and wealthy individuals!
A genuine Green New Deal with high-paying, sustainable union jobs!
This is a kid-friendly, permitted event.