Labor Groups Launch Ad Campaign Pressuring Democrats to Oppose Fast-Track Trade-Deal Legislation

Soros’ son starts a progressive Jewish PAC.

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Jack Fitzpatrick
April 22, 2015, 6:54 a.m.

The “Co­ali­tion to Stop Fast Track,” which in­cludes the AFL-CIO, “is launch­ing a sev­en-fig­ure ad cam­paign aimed at pres­sur­ing con­gres­sion­al Demo­crats to block le­gis­la­tion that would ex­ped­ite an Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion-backed trade deal with the United States’ Pa­cific al­lies.”

The ad’s nar­rat­or warns “we will be rail­roaded” if the fast-track le­gis­la­tion is passed, as the ad shows a train. (Politico)

SOR­OS’S SON STARTS PRO­GRESS­IVE JEW­ISH PAC. Bend the Arc Jew­ish Ac­tion PAC, a new group led by George Sor­os’ son, Alex Sor­os, an­nounced $200,000 in dona­tions to 12 House Demo­crats. That in­cludes Reps. Keith El­lis­on (D-MN 05), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL 09), Alma Adams (D-NC 12), Ruben Gal­lego (D-AZ 07), Bar­bara Lee (D-CA 13), Mark Takano (D-CA 41), Dav­id Ci­cil­line (D-RI 01), Rick No­lan (D-MN 08), Xavi­er Be­cerra (D-CA 34), Mike Honda (D-CA 17), Bon­nie Wat­son Cole­man (D-NJ 12), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY 09). (The Hill)


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