Elizabeth Fairchild
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Washington, D.C. — Today, one year since the January 6 insurrection, Business Forward released a new report highlighting what some of America’s most respected companies had to say in response to the insurrection at the Capitol.

Business Leaders on January 6 and the Rule of Law includes quotes from corporate America condemning the violence and antidemocratic actions, suspending and reevaluating its political contributions, and defending America’s rule of law. “Holding free and safe elections and resolving our differences peacefully are foundational to the functioning of democracy,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google.

Small business leaders also responded in their communities across the country. “Business leaders tend to touch on three key points when explaining how a strong rule of law makes for a successful business environment,” said Liz Fairchild, executive director of Business Forward. “Businesses are successful in competitive, transparent, and responsive markets. The same is true of our democracy.”

Download the report to read more and learn why the rule of law is critical to a successful business environment.




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