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How Employers are Trying to Drive Election Day Turnout

Jena McGregor, October 22, 2018

"Former presidents, pro sports teams and pop singers aren’t the only ones calling for Americans to make sure to vote Nov. 6: More employers, too, are taking an increasingly active role in trying to get their workers to the polls on Election Day. At Cava, the Washington, D.C.-based chain of Mediterranean fast-casual restaurants, its 1,600 workers will get two hours of paid time off to vote on Election Day this year if they request it in advance, a nationwide perk for its workers..." (Read more)

How Companies Can Help Employees Vote in the Midterms

Ashley Spillane, November 1, 2018

"We often look to political parties, nonprofit organizations, or politically engaged celebrities to raise awareness about important public policy issues. But there's another place we should look to for leadership, a place with a proven track-record in shifting cultural attitudes and helping to solve social problems. That place is 21st-century corporate America..." (Read more)

Why Only Some Workers Get Time Off to Vote on Election Day

Jacey Fortin, November 6, 2018

"It's a common refrain around election time in the United States: Voter turnout here is exceptionally low, and many other developed democracies consistently manage to do better. There are various reasons for that, including general disillusionment, laws that disenfranchise people and restrictive identification requirements. And in some cases there is another, more practical reason: People just can't find the time to get to a polling place..." (Read more)

Civic Engagement Now Makes Good Business Sense

Mike Ward, November 14, 2018

"We have long believed in the power of businesses to help increase civic participation in our country. The companies we work with are trusted messengers with sizable, built-in audiences. They have existing channels of communication that can be leveraged to spread the word about the importance of voting. That companies are now leading on voter engagement is a big win for democracy..." (Read more)