January 06, 2021

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement regarding today's events at  U.S. Capitol:

“IFA condemns in the strongest terms the violence and destructive behavior we have seen in Washington DC today.

"Our leaders need to take the high road and work to quickly bring about a peaceful transfer of power and uphold the democratic foundations upon which our government, economy, and society are built. While the right to peaceful protest is a fundamental American right, there is no excuse for these actions – or for instigating them. The American people deserve better.”  - Robert Cresanti, IFA President and CEO

About the International Franchise Association

Celebrating 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 733,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.4 million direct jobs, $787.5 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.