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AF&PA Condemns U.S. Capitol Violence and Affront on Democracy

Jan 06, 2021

CONTACT: Tim Ebner
(202) 463-2587,

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement in the aftermath of violent events that took place today in Washington, D.C.

“The scenes from the U.S. Capitol are unimaginable. This is not who we are as Americans, and this is not our American democracy. Our industry rejects violence in all its forms. A peaceful transition of power is the cornerstone of democracy, and we look forward to working with President-elect Joe Biden and his Administration to unite and strengthen America.”

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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative — Better Practices, Better Planet 2020. The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $55 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.