Leadership in Uncertain Times

Maria S. Salinas

March 13, 2020
Earlier this week a delegation led by the Chamber, representing a coalition of businesses, nonprofit leaders and partners in education, convened in our nation’s capital. The Chamber visits our federal lawmakers every year and advocates for matters of importance to the Los Angeles region.
With the daily unfolding news of the COVID-19 pandemic, in one strange way, there was no better time to be in Washington, D.C. than this past week. We were afforded the opportunity to speak with lawmakers on the crisis at hand and the impact on our economy. Our delegation shared impacts related to the slowing of the movement of goods at our ports, the impact to the hospitality industry from the cancellation of events, to the vulnerabilities of our student population. We spoke to lawmakers about the need for relief for our businesses and workers, and in every meeting our voices were heard.
As your Chamber, know that you can count on us to be the steady hand as we navigate this fluid situation. The disruption is far reaching, but we are engaged with local, state and national leaders and public health authorities. At the same time, we are providing information on important resources available, please check our website for the latest information.
In uncertain times like these, the Chamber is working to exercise its voice on behalf of our members and community in order to not only minimize the impact to our health and our economy, but also to chart a way forward to the strong and prosperous region to which we are deeply committed.


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