The American Council of Life Insurers congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration today. What a historic moment for our nation! We inaugurated our oldest president and our first female vice president. And we did so under very different circumstances than normal with the safety and security precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and … Continue reading "A New Chapter"
Today our nation honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King once said: “Everyone can be great because everybody can serve.” Fittingly, today’s federal holiday is also recognized as a national day of service, when in the spirit of Dr. King, people come together to help their communities. Helping our communities … Continue reading "Knowledge Is Power"
Last week’s attack at the U.S. Capitol was horrific. The disturbing scenes and tragic loss of life are very difficult to shake, and they illuminated so many things that must be repaired in our nation. Many of us felt the same chills and horror that we did 20 years ago on September 11, 2001. I … Continue reading "Let’s Get Started"
The peaceful transition of power has distinguished the United States for more than 200 years, serving as one of the many examples of American exceptionalism. What took place today — the invasion of the U.S. Capitol – was fully at odds with American greatness and traditions. It will not stop America’s democratic process. America’s life … Continue reading "Democracy Will Not Be Deterred"
We’re three weeks away from a new calendar year. Thank goodness. Turning the page on 2020 can’t come soon enough for many of us. This year has been so tumultuous, led by the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans and disrupted the lives of millions more. The economic slowdown triggered by the pandemic … Continue reading "Hurry up, 2021"
Melinda Gates, who co-chairs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said: “To safely reopen the country, healthy people need to be able to go to work, and sick people need to be able to stay home,” she wrote. “We know that will require scaling up testing and contact tracing. We overlook that it will require … Continue reading "Melinda Gates Is Right: Caregiving Solutions Needed"
As part of our Economic Empowerment and Racial Equity Initiative, the American Council of Life Insurers is acting on a plan to achieve greater economic empowerment in financially underserved communities and bridge racial and socioeconomic divides across the country. In particular, we want to ensure that all Americans – no matter who they are or … Continue reading "Close the Racial Wealth Gap"