Democracy Will Not Be Deterred

Jan 7, 2021

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 insurers condemn the violence and its perpetrators.

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take the oath of office on January 20. The 117th Congress will continue its work and America will continue to be governed by the consent of the people as described in the Constitution.

It was a dark day, but the light of freedom in America will never be extinguished.

Susan K. Neely

Susan K. Neely is the President and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), the nation’s leading trade association determined to help families live better lives by achieving financial security and certainty. As president and CEO, Neely drives public policy and advocacy on behalf of ACLI’s member companies that represent 93 percent of industry assets and serve 90 million families.