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Businesses Call for Stronger Stance against Hate after Charlottesville

For Immediate Release: 
August 15, 2017
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Bob Keener

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to recent events in Charlottesville, VA, and subsequent to resignations from the Administration’s manufacturing CEO panel, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which has a national network of members representing over 250,000 businesses, released the following statement:  

"Responsible American business leaders know that racism and bigotry have no place in our country,” said Richard Eidlin Co-founder and Vice President of Policy of ASBC. “We call for stronger leadership at this moment from the President and the Department of Justice –- leadership like that displayed by Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier and other business leaders who have taken a strong stand against intolerance and extremism. The hatred and resulting violence by neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and alt-right groups assembled in Charlottesville last weekend should have been condemned quickly and unequivocally.”

The American Sustainable Business Council advocates for policy change and informs business owners and the public about the need and opportunities for building a vibrant, sustainable economy. Through its national member network, it represents more than 250,000 business owners, executives and investors from a wide range of industries.