DoorDash launches PAC POLITICO
With Daniel Lippmann
DOORDASH BAR: DoorDash created its own political action committee to expand its already growing presence of influence in Washington, according to documents filed Thursday with the Federal Elections Commission.
– The delivery and takeaway company affixed its first federally registered lobbyists in 2020 and has rapidly expanded its DC clique of lobbying firms. His influence team now counts a number of big K-Street stores among his ranks, including Akin Gump Ostrich Tusks & Field and Cassidy & Associates.
– DoorDash spent $615,000 on lobbying in the first quarter of 2022 alone, targeting issues related to the gig economy, competition, and the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, among others. In March, the company and others started To bendan industry association for ride-sharing and delivery companies, argues against reclassifying its workforce as employees rather than independent contractors.
— “We look forward to supporting those who share our values and our mission of growing and strengthening the local economy,” he said Campbell Milluma spokesman for DoorDash, on the company’s decision to release a PAC.
— The move to expand the company’s influence is one of several in recent months. It recruited a prominent antitrust lobbyist as its government regulator earlier this year According to reports, investigate the industry. DoorDash also registered its in-house team in March. The company’s only internal federally registered lobbyist is Carrianna Suiter Kuruvillaa graduate of the Department of Labor under the former President Barack Obama.
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READ SUMMER LOBBYING: Author Stephanie Vanz has potential beach reading for K Street.
your new book, About the aisle, tells the romantic story of two enemy lobbyists whose paths cross and sparks fly. Vance is hosting a release reception next week Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar. Here is an excerpt from the Amazon description:
— “Career lobbyist Grant Pierce knows he shouldn’t enjoy messing with the opposition’s feathers so much, but he can’t help it. Almost nobody leaves him without a witty comeback – except Dallas McGrath. Maybe it’s her sharp mind, or maybe it’s the sexy way she demolishes his every argument. Either way, he has the perfect plan to get them off their game. He suggests negotiating at baseball games, jazz clubs, and sleep studios — but even he’s unprepared for what happens next…”
NFTs TO DC: Notable registrations this week include the non-fungible token marketplace Open sea has hired its first federally registered lobbyists, according to a filing released Friday. This is the latest sign that Web3 has proven to be a key revenue stream for K Street.
— Franklin Square Group registered to advocate for “Political Issues in Retail Non-Fungible Tokens and Blockchain Technologies.” The company also represents the crypto exchange coin basethe fintech company stripes, Amazon Web Servicesand other names in the art.
— Another big name in the NFT space, Dapper Labs Inc.registered to lobby in January.
THE “THIS CITY” GUY.: POLITICAL Michael Schaffer has a new column about Markus Leibovichthe Atlantic writer and author of This Town, published today about Leibovich’s new book and how his bestseller holds up today.
— “This Town,” Mark Leibovich’s 2013 portrayal of sleazy, sycophantic Washington in the early 21st century, famously drew back the curtain on the cronyism, self-promotion, and general impropriety of what he called our golden capital. But after what the country has been through since then, does anyone still think that the PR hacks on Capitol Hill and attention-grabbing party hosts are still the republic’s greatest dangers?
– “Not that the traumatic decade ended the crappy town rituals it described – or the excitement masquerading as shame felt by many of the participants when their vanities were dissected in a bestseller. In April, when Washington’s media-political class gathered for the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner, I met none other than Leibovich himself in a corridor of the Washington Hilton. The author’s recent move from The New York Times to the Atlantic meant he was now free to attend the annual event, which the Times has called out because of the unethical intimacy between the officials and watchdogs and corporate donors who flock to the New York Times , has been omitting Gala for years. But Leibovich, who’s made a name for himself writing about the same dubious intimacy, looked like he’d rather be somewhere else.”
ABRAMS CAMPAIGN WEALTH: Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has $18.5 million in her campaign fund, raising significantly more than the same period in 2018, Emma Hurtreports for axios.
– “Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for Georgia governor, has raised $22 million in the last two months of her campaign, more than triple the fundraising of her opponent, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.”
– “Why it matters: Kemp and Abrams’ fundraising numbers reflect what a different kind of pick this rematch is. For the same period in 2018, Abrams reported raising $2.8 million, with $1.5 million in cash.”
SYNBIO COALITION EXPANDED: That SynBio coalitionwho blew up the US Innovation and Competition Act added Synonymous with biotechnology as a member, bringing their total membership to 12.
— Per POLITICScyber security in the morning, Tara Wheeler is now Senior Fellow for Global Cyber Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is CEO of Red Queen Technologies.
— Jonathan Elkinformer vice president of public policy at the Council for Opportunities in Educationwas appointed Vice President for Foreign Affairs at the Advice for a Strong America.
— Esther Brimmer will step down as Executive Director and CEO of NAFSA: Association of International Educators On the 31st of December.
— Nicole Young joined Moody’s Corp. as Managing Director for Global Government and Public Affairs. Previously, she was Vice President of Government Operations, Commercial Aviation and Transportation Boeing.
— Bridget Freya former executive director Bully pulpit interactivejoined Uniswap Labs as Head of Communications.
— Chris Lanen was promoted to Associate Director, Compliance and Ethics, Global Legal Affairs and Government Relations Raytheon Technologies.
— Kishla Askins is now Assistant Secretary of the Office of Operational Integration at the VA. Most recently she was CEO and co-founder of Global Bridge Health Strategies.
— Ben Tesfazghi and Nick Steingart join this Alliance for automotive innovations as Director of Federal Affairs and Director of State Affairs, respectively. Tesfazghi was most recently Senior Manager, Legislative Affairs at the National Association of Automobile Dealersand Steingart was most recently Director of State Affairs at the National Automatic Merchandising Association.
— Anna Platte and Alexander Donovan have joined Public Affairs Council as Senior Manager of Government Relations and Public Affairs Associate.
— Christian Walker joins Cornerstone Government Affairs as vice president on his team for relations with the federal government. Most recently he was in the office of Rep. Anna Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.).
Frontline New York (Nicole for New York, Garbarino for Congress, Tenney for Congress)
McDermott Victory Fund (Indiana Democratic Congressional Victory Committee, McDermott for Indiana)
Slotkin Spanberger Victory Fund (Elissa Slotkin for Congress, Spanberger for Congress)
Women’s Health and Safety PAC (Hybrid PAC)
Supporting exceptional leaders to organize PAC (HELO PAC) (PAC)
Common Sense for Connecticut (Super PAC)
Conservative Action for America PAC (Super PAC)
DoorDash, Inc. Political Action Committee (DashPAC) (PAC)
Our Hudson PAC (Super PAC)
Invariant LLC: Total Containment
Luke | Compton (formerly known as The Lucas Firm, LLC): Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals
Carpi & Clay, Inc: City of Irvine
Blank Rome Government Relations: Blank Rome LLP (on behalf of the International Group of P&I Clubs)
Moran Strategic Consulting, LLC.: Longpath Technologies, Inc.
T Cap Solutions, LLC: Sports Futures Xchange Pty Ltd
Thorn Run Partners: Skyre, Inc.
Thorn Run Partners: Nxp USA, Inc.
Shumaker Advisors Florida, LLC: Tampa Metropolitan Area Ymca
Shumaker Advisors Florida, LLC: Feeding Tampa Bay
Holland & Knight LLP: Johnson Foods, LLC
Holland & Knight LLP: Clark Atlanta University
T Cap Solutions, LLC: Managed Funds Association
Holland & Knight LLP: Starplus Energy LLC
Focus DC LLC: Forums on behalf of Social Finance, Inc. (Sofi)
Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, LLP: Fortis Advisors LLC
Alston & Bird LLP: Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc. (Aoti)
Old Dominion University: Old Dominion University
Franklin Square Group, LLC: Ozone Networks, Inc. D/B/A Opensea
Mercury Public Affairs, LLC: Telam Partners, SLP
Egan Fitzpatrick Malsch & Lawrence, Plc: State of Nevada – Nuclear Projects Agency
Dentons US LLP: Blue Wolf Capital Fund V LP
Invariant LLC: Everly Health
Invariant LLC: Columbia Helicopters, Inc.
Holch & Erickson, LLP: United Auburn Indian Community
Holch & Erickson, LLP: Coalition for Shareholder Communications
Holch & Erickson, LLP: Confederate Tribes of Grand Ronde
Schagrin Associates: Suniva, Inc.
American Defense International, Inc.: Genesis Dimensions
The Friedlander Group: Ask LLP
Dentons US LLP: Kuakini Healthcare System
American Defense International, Inc.: Esplodenti Sabino SPA
American Capitol Group: Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
American Association of College Women: American Association of College Women