Wednesday, June 3, 2020

ACLI Part Of National Initiative On Inequality Of Opportunity

WASHINGTON – American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) President and CEO Susan Neely has joined the steering committee of a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity through education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice reform.


A June 25 townhall has been planned as part of an ongoing effort, which includes a federation of trade associations and state and local chambers of commerce.


“This initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce drives right at the need for actions to produce systemic change, and I’m grateful to be part of such purposeful leadership to integrate and mobilize capabilities and the contributions that must be made to address deep-rooted, fundamental problems,” Neely said. “Standing together and working together we can take meaningful actions to improve the lives of individuals and their families and, in turn, change our society for the better.”


The life insurance community on Monday expressed its commitment to overcoming racial injustice and pledged a sustained partnership in the community to drive solutions to address systemic inequality.


“We’re in it for the long term, working for diversity and inclusion in our workforce and in serving all Americans,” Neely said. “I appreciate this meaningful opportunity from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help expand our community-based efforts.”


Details of the national initiative are available here: U.S. Chamber Launches National Initiative on Inequality of Opportunity


The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) is the leading trade association driving public policy and advocacy on behalf of the life insurance industry. 90 million American families rely on the life insurance industry for financial protection and retirement security. ACLI’s member companies are dedicated to protecting consumers’ financial wellbeing through life insurance, annuities, retirement plans, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, reinsurance, and dental, vision and other supplemental benefits. ACLI’s 280 member companies represent 94 percent of industry assets in the United States.


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Date Posted: June 3, 2020
Document ID: NR20-009
Contact: Whit Cornman, 301-580-6412