RILA Statement on 2020 Election

Leading retailers ready to work with Congress, next Admin

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) President Brian Dodge issued the following statement as the 2020 election comes to a close. 

“When the dust settles from the 2020 election, a record 145 million Americans will have made their voices heard. Whether a citizen stood in line for hours on Election Day or mailed in their ballot weeks ago—every vote matters, and every vote will be counted by election officials dedicated not to partisanship, but to democracy and rule of law.   
“As former President George H.W. Bush once said, we respect the ‘majesty of the democratic system’.  After a long campaign, it is time to respect the results and congratulate the victors across the country who nobly put their names forward for public office. 
“When the final votes are certified, Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States.  We offer our best wishes to him and Senator Kamala Harris as they prepare for the tough work that lies ahead. Leading retailers are ready to work with Congress and the next Administration to defeat COVID-19 and restore economic prosperity for the millions of Americans whose lives and livelihoods have been upended this year.”

RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.

RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

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