Business leaders call for ‘patience and civility’ ahead of US election, tying economic health to democracy
Leadership Now's Business Statement featured in the Boston Globe.
Business leaders are calling on Americans to be patient and civil ahead of the 2020 presidential election, citingthe importance of maintaining confidence in democracy during the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 50 executives across the fields oftech, finance, retail, and real estate signed onto a statement released Wednesday by the Leadership Now Project, a group founded by Harvard Business School alumni focused on protecting democracy.
"America has successfully held elections through previous challenges, like the Civil War, World Wars l and ll, and the 1918 flu pandemic ... we can and must do so again,” the group said in the statement. “As business leaders, we know firsthand that the health of America’s economy and markets rests on the founding principle of our democracy: elections where everyone’s vote is counted.”