Concerned consumers, small business owners, and taxpayers are coming together to stand up to the harmful practices of Big Tech companies and ensure that they do their fair share in our local communities, for their employees and everyday Americans. Our members include:

Robert B. Engel

Robert B. Engel, retired CEO of CoBank, is a proven leader who has dedicated his career to helping businesses focus, innovate and collaborate to develop successful and sustainable organizations that create well-paying jobs while assuming leadership roles and giving back to support local communities. Mr. Engel has seen first-hand how the anti-competitive practices of a handful of powerful big tech companies can be harmful to everyday Americans across the country. As the chief spokesperson for the Free & Fair Markets Initiative, Mr. Engel is committed to working with small businesses, consumer advocacy groups, workers and community activists to advocate for a modern, fair marketplace.

Additional members of Free & Fair Markets Initiative include:

  • New England Convenience Store & Energy Marketers Association
  • California Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Professor Benyamin Lichtenstein, University of Massachusetts Boston, Professor of Management
  • Gloria Colazo,┬áSouthern California Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce
  • Reverend Eddie Jones, Los Angeles Civil Rights Association
  • Bishop Juan Carlos Mendez, Churches in Action
  • David Grunwald, Los Angeles Housing Partnership
  • Tom Bremer, Pennsylvania veteran / community activist
  • Elias Kazas, Pennsylvania small business owner
  • Maria Gillette, Carbondale Tea Party