WHAT: Public Citizen and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) will host a telepresser at 12 p.m. EDT Thursday to address proposals backed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to grant corporations legal immunity from liability for harms related to the coronavirus.
Brown and Public Citizen’s experts will discuss the legislative debate and explain why immunizing businesses would make workers, consumers and patients less safe and slow the economic recovery. In addition, Public Citizen will release a report showing that many corporations are failing to respond to employee concerns about unsafe workplaces. The organization also will rebut some of the misleading claims from industry proponents of legal immunity.
WHO: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Robert Weissman, president, Public Citizen
Rick Claypool, research director, Public Citizen
Remington A. Gregg, counsel for civil justice and consumer rights, Public Citizen
WHEN: 12–12:45 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 11
CALL: (800) 875-3456, verbal passcode: business immunity telepresser