July 20, 2017

Airbnb Launches New Political Committee With An Al Gore Slogan



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A man walks past a logo of Airbnb after a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino. Home sharing company Airbnb Inc. has launched a political committee called People versus the Powerful to support pro-Airbnb candidates in Florida elections, according to a campaign finance disclosure.

The purpose of the political committee is “supporting or opposing statewide, legislative, multi-county and local candidates,” according to a Florida campaign finance filing first reported by the blog Florida Politics Friday.

Airbnb has tangled with local, state and federal politicians who oppose letting individuals rent rooms in their houses to guests without many regulatory hoops.

“Our 34,000 Florida hosts face unprecedented attacks from powerful interest groups both in Washington D.C. and Tallahassee,” Airbnb spokesman Benjamin Breit told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Our host community deserves a voice, and we will always have their backs.”

The People versus the Powerful committee, created on April 6, has $1 million in seed money from the corporate office, and is similar to Airbnb’s Stronger Neighborhoods PAC created in 2016, which operates in New York. As a Florida-based committee, People versus the Powerful cannot fund candidates for federal office.

The committee’s name is identical to a slogan used in former […]

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