Action #2 - 5 Actions for a Safe and Fair Election: Give all employees paid time off to vote on or before Election Day
Share with your network and tell us how you have taken action!
- In 2016, 40% of those who did not vote listed barriers getting to the polls as the main reason. One of the most commonly reported barriers was difficulty getting time off from work.
- Give employees paid time off to vote to ensure that work commitments will not keep individuals away from the polls. This is one of the most actionable steps that businesses can take to increase civic engagement amongst employees.
- Partner with A Day for Democracy (see below).
RESOURCES & PARTNERS
- A Day for Democracy
- What it is: A Day for Democracy is a non-partisan initiative of employers across the U.S. pledging to give employees Election day off and increase voter turnout. The organization also provides information and resources to companies
- What to do: Sign the pledge here, give employees paid time off to vote, publicize your commitment through social channels, and encourage other companies to take the pledge.
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