ASBC members Seventh Generation, Ben & Jerrys, Patagonia and More Strongly Urge All Members of Congress to Defend Democracy and Certify Election Results

Media Release

WASHINGTON, DC, January 5, 2021 — On behalf of the 250,000 businesses ASBC represents, we call on all members of Congress to defend our democracy and certify November’s election results when they meet Wednesday, January 6. ASBC endorses the bipartisan effort from across the country supporting a swift and transparent transfer of power to the Biden-Harris administration, upholding the electoral norms that have been a cornerstone of American constitutional democracy for 224 years.  

“Congress must put a swift end to this egregious attempt to override our constitutional government,” says Joey Bergstein, CEO of Seventh Generation. “The people have spoken, the votes have been counted, the courts have ruled. We ask all leaders in this country to stand up against brazen efforts to undermine our democracy. It’s time to move forward to tackle the enormous challenges we face as a society.” 

Businesses and their customers across the United States have been profoundly affected by the ongoing COVID19 health crisis, a severely weakened economy and ongoing social unrest in the past year.  But despite those challenges, the American people turned out in historic numbers to make their voice heard on what direction they wish our country to take.   

“Despite repeated recounts and audits and more than 50 failed legal challenges, some politicians continue to make baseless allegations as an excuse to overturn the legally cast votes of millions of Americans,” says Jeffrey Hollender, CEO of ASBC. “ASBC stands with all of our members and partners in asking that there be no further attempts to undermine our democracy or deny the right of the American people to elect their leaders.” 

ASBC specifically urges the following 13 senators who have pledged to object to the certification to rethink their positions and align themselves with the will of the American electorate and the values of the American Republic: 

► Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) 

► Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) 

► Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 

► Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) 

► Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) 

► Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) 

► Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) 

► Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) 

► Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) 

► Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) 

► Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) 

► Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) 

► Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) 

► Sen. David Perdue

The list of businesses who have signed onto this statement are the following: 

Seventh Generation 

Patagonia 

Ben & Jerrys 

Package Free Shop 

Ibis Communications 

1worker 1vote 

Superior Travel 

Sustainable Success 

JustLaws PLLC 

Effect Partners 

Collectivity 

Harrington Investments, INc 

Studio Airstream 

Soap Alchemy  

Distance Learning Consulting 

Nature’s Logic 

New Jersey Sustainable Business Council 

Your Stellar Self 

Do Good Well Consulting 

NEEV 

Center for Community Based Enterprise 

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) partners with business organizations and companies to advocate for solutions and policies that support an equitable, sustainable, stakeholder economy. We are a multi-issue, business organization advocating on behalf of all sectors, sizes, and geographies of industry. ASBC and our association members collectively represent over 250,000 businesses across our networks.

We are coalition-focused in our approach to solving the pervasive and systemic issues of climate and energy, infrastructure, circular economy, and creating an inclusive stakeholder economy, all seen through the lens of racial equity and justice. We are changing the rules by which business is done so it is better for all people and the environment