Representatives from the CEO lobbying group Enterprise Roundtable, the US Chamber of Commerce and the Nationwide Affiliation of Producers, which rely the nation’s largest corporations amongst their members, have met on convention calls within the weeks main as much as the election, mentioned the individuals.
And the calls and conversations have not stopped, the individuals mentioned.
These enterprise leaders are conscious that they will affect the peaceable transition of energy however are targeted on selecting the best time to interact, mentioned one of many individuals who requested anonymity as a result of the conversations and calls are personal and in some circumstances, the assembly invitations are explicitly labeled as “off the file.”
“If you happen to converse too early, it is empty,” the individual mentioned, who urged that enterprise leaders, labor, clergy and girls can defend democracy towards authoritarianism.
A number of group have issued statements in latest days.
“Individuals are laborious at work counting the ballots and tallying the votes. That’s our democratic course of, and it has served us nicely all through our historical past. Producers place confidence in our establishments, and all legitimate ballots have to be counted,” the Nationwide Affiliation of Producers mentioned in an announcement late Thursday.
They issued their assertion early on Election Day to keep away from any notion they have been selecting a facet if outcomes moved towards Trump, based on one of many individuals who suggested on the timing of the assertion.