January 20, 2021
Publishers’ Statement on the Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris
Statement from Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers, on the Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris
Below is a statement from Maria Pallante, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers congratulating the President and Vice President on their inauguration.
“On behalf of publishers across the nation from every sector of our industry, we send our warmest congratulations to our Nation’s new President, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President, Kamala Harris. We look forward to collaborating closely with the Administration in the years ahead as we work to ensure that the publishing industry continues to make major contributions to our culture and economy, and that our members can fulfill their missions, promoting literature and poetry as engines of enlightened understanding, supporting education as a proven road to prosperity, and advancing scholarship and science as means of expanding our understanding of the world around us, and effectively addressing issues ranging from the current pandemic to climate change, in the process uniting our country. We note with appreciation the President’s commitment to naming Cabinet officials and other leaders who reflect the diversity of the United States, including, especially, his partnership with Kamala Harris, our ceiling-smashing Vice President.”