AFREF joined a letter calling on President Biden to extend the payment pause on student loans.
AFREF led a letter to President Biden calling on him to adopt contracting standards to: 1) narrow the gaps between CEO and worker pay; 2) reduce wasteful spending on stock buybacks; and 3) support workers’ rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
In The News: Private equity, hedge funds accounted for over $625 million in political spending during 2020 campaign, study says (CNBC)
“Whether it is preserving favored tax loopholes or forestalling more comprehensive reform, private fund executives spend on politics for the purpose of getting richer at the expense of everyone else,” Ricardo Valadez, private equity campaign manager at AFR, said.
Wall Street private equity and hedge funds pumped at least $627 million into the political process – campaign contributions and lobbying – during the 2019-2020 election cycle. The sum, amounting to about $858,000 each day, reflects the meteoric rise in the size and scope of the private funds industry, which has come to control vast swaths of the American economy over the last decade.