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January 6, 2021

APCIA Statement on Violence in Nation’s Capital


WASHINGTON – David A. Sampson, president and CEO of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) released the following statement:

“On behalf of the U.S. property casualty insurance industry, I am horrified and saddened by the scenes of mob violence in our nation’s capital today. This has no place in America. Words matter and when leaders call for violence, violence ensues.

“As President-elect Biden said this afternoon, democracy is fragile. And make no mistake, what we witnessed this afternoon was an attack on our democratic institutions.

“Insurers support the peaceful transition of power. We are in the business of protecting American families, businesses, individuals, communities, and the larger economy. The actions taking place in Washington, D.C. today threaten the very pillars of our country.”


The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) is the primary national trade association for home, auto, and business insurers. APCIA promotes and protects the viability of private competition for the benefit of consumers and insurers, with a legacy dating back 150 years. APCIA members represent all sizes, structures, and regions—protecting families, communities, and businesses in the U.S. and across the globe.



Eileen Gilligan

Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs

202-828-7142 eileen.gilligan@apci.org
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