Issues

Issues

Trustbusting: Break up corporate monopolies

Trustbusting: Break up corporate monopolies

Trustbusting: Break up corporate monopolies

The link between prioritizing corporate needs and the growing wealth gap is inextricable. We cannot have a conversation about poverty and not discuss corporate greed and consolidation. The NYS Attorney General has the power to investigate and prosecute any corporate wrongdoing, but also to sue to block large mergers.

We have seen the adverse effects of the mergers of cable giants. The quality of service has declined; with little incentive to create a good product, consumers are left without options. And workers rights have been decimated, all while CEOs receive hefty bonuses. I will hold cable companies accountable, and ensure consumers receive the service they deserve. I will use my power as the Attorney General to prevent these large mergers from occuring in the first place.

As Attorney General I will:

  • Continue the important lawsuit against Spectrum.
  • Fight to block mergers that hurt New Yorkers, even if the federal government doesn’t act
  • Investigate the ways in which big distributors illegally squeeze farmers and producers
  • Stand up for the privacy rights of New Yorkers against tech giants
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