Submitted by Rebecca Parson Campaign.
Tacoma, WA — Rebecca Parson, a progressive Democrat challenging Rep. Derek Kilmer for his House seat in WA-06, called on Rep. Kilmer yesterday to reveal the nature of his work for the consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
McKinsey has been thrust into the spotlight by a ProPublica and New York Times report, which revealed that McKinsey, in the name of efficiency, helped the Trump administration to deport immigrants faster and to cut costs by spending less on food and medical care for people detained. This led the New York Times editorial board to call on presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who used to work for McKinsey, to give voters more information about his work at the firm.
Similarly, Rebecca Parson calls on Rep. Kilmer to give the voters of Washington’s Sixth Congressional District more information about his work at McKinsey. Rep. Kilmer worked for McKinsey from 1999 to 2002, and McKinsey employees as a group are the fourth largest contributor to Kilmer: $54,850 total. Additionally, Kilmer has received in donations:
- $29,000 from General Dynamics, a defense contractor that processes and tracks immigrant children ripped from their families.
- $1,268 from employees of Palantir, which played a key role in arresting families for deportation.
- $1,000 from an ICE contractor-funded PAC.
“What work did Rep. Kilmer do for McKinsey? His constituents deserve to know,” Parson stated.
Rebecca Parson is a Tacoma Area Disabilities Commissioner, tenants’ rights organizer, and small business owner. She has served as a human rights observer in a paramilitary-threatened indigenous community in Mexico, as an AmeriCorps volunteer, and she worked with the International Association of Genocide Scholars. Parson has been endorsed by Brand New Congress, the organization that recruited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for office, as well as Our Revolution Washington.
Learn more about Parson’s campaign at: rebeccaforwa.com, and follow Parson on Twitter: @RebeccaforWAPrint This Post