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Date: February 7, 2019
Contact: mediacenter@freeandfairmarketsinitiative.org

They Said It!
Virginia Local Leaders “Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Push Back” Against Amazon In Defense Of Their Communities

Arlington County Board and Virginia lawmakers should be making “aggressive response” toward Amazon on proposed HQ2 deal.

“[Roshan Abraham of Our Revolution Arlington says ‘New York politicians’ aggressive response toward Amazon shows that ‘we shouldn’t be afraid to push back against Amazon … [In New York], not only do you have activists pushing back, but you also have politicians pushing back and Amazon has done nothing to indicate that they’re going somewhere else. I haven’t seen anything like that from the [Arlington] County Board.’ (Amazon has made what the New York Times deemed a “veiled threat” in response to criticism from New York politicians.)” (DCist, “While NYC’s Amazon Deal Faces New Hurdles, “Arlington’s Politicians Tout Efforts To Work With The Tech Giant,” Rachel Kurzius, 2.6.19)

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