Juan Gaytan, Chairman of the Board, and Jaime di Paulo, President & CEO, on behalf of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC), welcome the presidential formula of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. and Kamala Devi Harris victory in the Nov. 3 election and call on the Hispanic business community to stand together, working towards a solution to the economic crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Celebrating 30 years in this historic 2020, the IHCC represents the interests of over 100,000 Hispanic businesses in Illinois.
“While we will wait for the final official results and any court decisions on this matter, we cannot wait to continue working for small businesses,” said Jaime di Paulo.
Illinois and the rest of the country have spoken out. We must all continue to work to act quickly to save local small businesses, which are the backbone of this country’s economy,” added di Paulo.
The IHCC appreciates the President-elect’s decision to become aware of the pandemic situation as soon as possible and to begin preparing with his team of advisors to address the problem when he takes office on January 20.
This election opens a new era. Kamala Harris, daughter of immigrants, becomes the first-ever Vice President. It is also a historic step for the country.
The work ahead of us will be hard, but the IHCC understands that the Hispanic business community in Illinois must stand together, working across political divides.
The election is over. We need to rethink how we help small businesses, how we return to economic growth, which is the only thing that guarantees a level playing field for all citizens,” said di Paulo.
The IHCC is convinced, as the President-elect said, that the purpose of politics should not be an unrelenting war that seeks to inflame conflict to solve problems.
Many of the 150 million citizens who voted on November 3rd want the same thing: peace, sustained economic growth, and equal opportunity for all.