Small Business Majority Condemns Violence at U.S. Capitol, Calls on Leaders to Ensure Peaceful Transfer of Power

For Immediate Release: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, in response to yesterday's violent attack on the U.S. Capitol

"As representatives of America’s 30 million small businesses, we condemn yesterday's assault on our nation's capital and the bedrock of our democracy. When people in positions of power maliciously divide us and pander to tyrants, this is the result. 

All elected officials have a sworn duty to put our country over party politics and they must uphold and defend the will of the American people. We join business leaders, government officials and others in calling on Donald Trump and his enablers to condemn violent insurrection and baseless claims of fraud and to take immediate steps to ensure a peaceful transfer of power on January 20. 

We are better than this and we must find a way to rebuild our nation together."

About Small Business Majority

Small Business Majority is a national small business organization that empowers America's diverse entrepreneurs to build a thriving and inclusive economy. We engage our network of more than 80,000 small businesses and 1,000 business and community organizations to advocate for public policy solutions and deliver resources to entrepreneurs that promote equitable small business growth. Our deep connections with the small business community along with our scientific research enable us to educate the public about key issues impacting America’s entrepreneurs, with a special focus on advancing the smallest businesses and those facing systemic inequalities. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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