On Thursday, July 30, National Limousine Association (NLA) President Robert Alexander of RMA Worldwide issued a special announcement on Facebook to introduce the creed of the NLA. With the topic of inclusion being discussed in businesses across all industries, Alexander and the NLA believe that it is time reaffirm their commitment to diversity.
In his video statement, Alexander said: “Our industry is one of the most diverse industries, populated with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. I am proud of this diversity and always considered it one of our unquestionable strengths.”
The creed of the NLA is now available on the association’s webpage, and can be read below.
“Since 1985, the National Limousine Association has committed itself to representing every one of its members. The industry has always shown an incredible diversity, and it is this diversity that provides its greatest strength. The NLA will continue to inform, educate and advocate for its members, as well as provide the greatest level of benefit possible, while providing value for all—regardless of color, creed, gender, or identity—as it has for the last four decades. As a member-led, non-profit, volunteer organization, its pledge, promise and obligation is bound to the best interests of its membership, and its representation to the industry and the general public.”
“It is more important than ever before in our industry that its members remain united,” said Alexander. “As we face the current challenges of the pandemic and the uncertain future that follows, it is the responsibility of the NLA and its members to reaffirm its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and the spirit of collaboration.”
In other news, the NLA was joined by more than 150 chambers, trade groups, and industry organizations in support of the Safe to Work Act (S.4317), which was introduced in the Senate by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) as part of the next sweeping Congressional relief package. According to the letter sent to members of Congress: “These crucial protections would safeguard healthcare workers, providers, and facilities, as well as businesses, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions against unfair lawsuits so they can continue to contribute to a safe and effective economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation is critically needed and should be enacted as soon as possible. To that end, we strongly urge you to support the inclusion of these provisions in a Phase IV COVID-19 relief package.” Congress is still deliberating on many issues related to COVID-19 relief, including that for small businesses, the extension of unemployment benefits, and others protections for industry. The full letter can be read here.
The association also announced that the eight proposed revisions to the bylaws have passed. Members can read all the revisions at limo.org.
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