New materials provided to the Center for Media and Democracy/PRWatch reveal that a top GOP polling firm instructed state Chamber of Commerce lobbyists how to try to defeat popular measures like increasing the minimum wage, despite polling data from business leaders that shows overwhelming support for such progressive workplace policies.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Local Influence in Two Maps
Source: Calvin Sloan, Center for Media and Democracy/PRWatch, May 25, 2016
Here is the link to that snippet from the webinar.
Here is the poll, marked up by CMD.
Here is a copy of the slideshow, marked up by CMD.
Here is a transcript of the webinar, highlighted by CMD.
Here is the link to the longer version of the webinar.
Here is some information about who spoke during the webinar.
Here is a backgrounder on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the state chambers of commerce.
Here is CMD’s press release summarizing key information about the materials.
Here is some analysis of the polling results by CMD.
Here is an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air about the materials and the efforts to preempt local efforts to increase the minimum wage, paid sick, family leave, predictive scheduling and other popular measures.