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Gigi Sohn’s withdrawal of her nomination to the Federal Communications Commission is a major loss for workers, consumers, and anyone who cares about holding big corporations accountable and preserving our democracy by protecting local journalism.
Sohn’s nomination fell victim to a dark money campaign run by corporations and industry lobbyists who want to evade their responsibility to act in the public interest. They were aided by law enforcement groups that spread misinformation and disingenuous lies about her record.
We strongly urge President Biden to nominate someone like Gigi Sohn, who has a proven track record of standing up for workers’ rights, fighting for good jobs in the telecom and media industries, and encouraging a vibrant, independent media sector. We also urge Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats to resist the dishonest attacks by industry lobbyists and move quickly to confirm that nominee and break the current deadlock at the FCC. Further delay only serves the corporate interests that want to avoid oversight of their actions.
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