Business community calls for patience and civility with the 2020 election

The Salt Lake Chamber, along with the signatories below, has issued the following statement promoting patience and civility regarding the upcoming election:

“As business and community leaders, we express our optimism in the voice of the American people as they vote in this important election. Our Republic was founded on the desire for representation, and the spirit of democracy-manifest through the electoral process-sustains the health of our institutions, including our market economy.

“We applaud candidates, community advocates, business leaders, and citizens across the state for engaging in vigorous debate over important ideas while striving to represent the better angels of our nature.

“In relation to local, state, and national elections, we support and broadly encourage the following principles:

●        Civil debate around ideas and policies that will guide the future of our country.
●        Voting and access to voting without threat or intimidation.
●        Patience as every vote is counted so that all voices may be heard.
●        Accurate reporting of results and the avoidance of premature or presumed outcomes.
●        Commitment to the peaceful assumption of power based on certified election results.
●        Fostering civility and unity no matter the prevailing candidate or party.

“We must exercise patience while votes are appropriately counted and encourage the accurate reporting of results as they are received. Inaccurate or premature results add risk to communities, businesses, and markets across the globe.

“Our nation has a storied history because the spirit of freedom animates Americans to do their part and vote their conscience. We have conducted successful elections through world wars, pandemics, economic upheaval, as well as political uncertainty, and we are confident that by adhering to the principles above, this year will be no different.”

America First Credit Union
American Packaging Group, Inc.
American Red Cross
American Research Bureau
American United Federal Credit Union
Ascend Staffing
Avalanche Studios
Beauty Industry Group
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Botanicals, Inc.
Buzzed Coffee Truck
Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce
Castlight Health
Cedar City – Iron County Economic Development
ChamberWest Chamber of Commerce
City Creek Center/Taubman
City of Millcreek
Colliers Utah
Comagine Health
Cooper Williams LLC
COP Construction LLC
Cuisine Unlimited Catering & Special Events
Davis Chamber of Commerce
Daybreak Communities
Daynes Music
Dominion Energy
Double D Distribution, Inc
Duke Brothers Horses
Durham Jones & Pinegar
Ensign College
Envision Utah
Exodus Healthcare Network
Fortem Technologies
Get Out Recreation
Gold Cross Ambulance
Greater Salt Lake Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce
Harris Financial
Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown
Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce
Impact Hub Salt Lake
Ivory Homes
Jan-Pro/SaniGLAZE of Utah
Kaddas Enterprises
Kirton McConkie
Larry H. Miller Group of Companies
Law Offices of Thomas N. Jacobson
Lloyd Architects
Love Communications
Mark Miller Toyota
Melange, LLC
Mexican-Latino Institute of Utah
Mountain America Credit Union
Nightingale College
Ogden-Weber Technical College
Parsons Behle & Latimer
Peczuh Printing
PEG Companies
Penna Powers
Perry Homes, Inc.
Pioneer Theatre Company
Policy Impact Communications
R&R Partners
RealtyONEGroup Signature
Regence BlueCross BlueShield Utah
Representative Kay Christofferson
Representative Steve Waldrip
Representative Raymond Ward
RRJ Consulting, LLC
Salt Lake Chamber
Salt Lake Community College
Salt Lake Running Company
Senator Jani Iwamoto
SLC Downtown Alliance
Smith’s Food & Drug
Snow Jensen & Reece, PC
South Jordan Chamber of Commerce
South Salt Lake Chamber
South Valley Chamber
Southwest Valley Chamber
Staker Parson Materials and Construction
Steward Healthcare
Swire Coca-Cola USA
Targa Media Inc.
Thanksgiving Point Institute, Inc.
The Leonardo
Utah Association of CPAs
Utah Clean Air Partnership – UCAIR
Utah Clean Energy
Utah Foundation
Utah Hospital Association
Utah Housing Corporation
Utah Industry Resource Alliance
Utah League of Cities and Towns
Utah Manufacturers Association
Utah Transit Authority
Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce
Wasatch Container
Wasatch Front Regional Council
WCF Insurance
West Jordan Chamber of Commerce
Western Governors University
Western Nut Company
Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects
Women’s Leadership Institute
World Trade Center Utah