$186,215,379 was spent by PHRMA lobbying our legislators in 2016. (Keep in mind that 2016 isn’t even over.)
1,307 lobbyist are lobbying for PHARMA
147 legislators in WA
***Here comes the math***
9 lobbyists per legislator hammering on the bills that PHARMA will make BIG $$$ on at the expense of YOUR HEALTH and the health of YOUR CHILDREN.
$1,266,771.29 is spent PER LEGISLATOR to influence their decisions.
That’s a lot of influence. Check out the graph you will see several years of mega money influence.
In addition to campaign contributions to elected officials and candidates, companies, labor unions, and other organizations spend billions of dollars each year to lobby Congress and federal agencies. Some special interests retain lobbying firms, many of them located along Washington’s legendary K Street; others have lobbyists working in-house. We’ve got totals spent on lobbying, beginning in 1998, for everyone from AAI Corp. to Zurich Financial. Explore for yourself at Open Secrets
NOTE: All lobbying expenditures on this page come from the Senate Office of Public Records. Data for the most recent year was downloaded on October 28, 2016.
Do you feel that righteous anger rising up? Do you feel SOLD OUT?
Don’t shove that feeling down. Don’t look the other way. We don’t have time for that.