The term “privatization” can mean many things. When EmpowerPAC references privatization, it is referring to the transfer of a public service, property or agency from the government to a for-profit organization. So why is privatization bad for jobs, the economy and our communities? Privatization is government outsourcing of jobs and services to private firms, most of which are motivated only by gaining a profit. Whereas government agencies and services provide our communities with necessities while creating and sustaining good paying jobs, private corporations are governed by a more selfish set of rules.
Privatization hurts working families, communities and the necessary government services we all benefit from. We must support candidates seeking office who understand what its constituents need — not what big corporations need to make a big profit. To this end, EmpowerPAC supports candidates who are opposed to privatization.