On behalf of America’s Hispanic business community, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and our Board of Directors congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden on becoming the 46th President of the United States of America, as well as Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and their campaign team.
The USHCC advocates on behalf of 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses who annually contribute an estimated $800 billion to the U.S. economy each year. Our vast network of over 250 Hispanic Chambers of Commerce across America who provide resources to millions of our small businesses are fueled by the 61 million Hispanic Americans who contribute more than $2.6 trillion annually to our U.S. economy’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Founded in 1979, the USHCC is the largest pro-business, nonpartisan national organization that represents the voice of Hispanic business owners and encourages all citizens to participate in American democracy through civic engagement. Today, the USHCC affirms the importance of supporting our democracy and embracing the founding principles of our country enshrined in our constitution that upholds the integrity of our national electoral process.
We will work with the Biden transition team and the new Administration to focus on important and impactful issues to our Hispanic community. Our top priorities will be: appointing Hispanics to high-level positions within the White House and all U.S. government agencies; building a pathway to citizenship through addressing immigration reform and border security; guaranteeing access to healthcare for Hispanic businesses and their families; growing Federal Procurement contracting for Hispanic businesses; bridging the capital needs for America’s Hispanic small businesses; increasing affordable educational opportunities for young Latinos; and strategically reigniting the American economy in an equitable way for every business to have an opportunity to thrive and succeed at achieving the American dream.
The USHCC stands ready to work with the Biden Presidency and the new Administration to move forward in creating an America that is inclusive of our diverse population and values. Now, it is our duty and civic responsibility to unite our country and use our collective voices to denounce all forms of discrimination and to champion equity for all Americans who contribute to our economic vitality, freedom, and quality of life.
Photo Caption: Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaking at a United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event