President-Elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris
1120 20th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
November 7, 2020
Dear President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris:
Congratulations on your hard-fought election victory. We are excited to work with you as you confront
the multitude of challenges facing our nation. You enter office at a uniquely precarious time in our
history, one that at its outset will require rebuilding the fragile economy, managing through the COVID-
19 pandemic, and uniting and healing a bitterly divided people.
We write to tell you that you are not alone. We collectively represent the business of chemistry, an
innovative, $565 billion enterprise that provides 544,000 skilled jobs, plus another 4.4 million related
jobs, that support families and communities across America. Chemistry has been the backbone of the
business community’s pandemic response. As COVID-19 has ravaged our nation, the men and women in
our industry have given their communities everything they can give, working back-to-back shifts,
repurposing business lines to manufacture protective equipment, creating new products and donating
food, clothing and protective equipment to our first line responders.
It is our responsibility to make sure their efforts are not wasted. As an industry built on innovation and a
key driver of environmental progress and sustainability, we see change not as a threat but as an
opportunity. We will commit to always being a constructive voice at the table providing our expertise so
that we may rebuild our country together.
Please accept our best wishes for the years ahead. We look forward to meeting with you and members
of your Administration to discuss issues of mutual interest.