Businesses urge Congress to fix the Electoral Count Act of 1887

The federal law governing the casting and counting of electoral votes — the Electoral Count Act of 1887 — is vague, antiquated, and could lead to a constitutional crisis. Election law experts warn that the 135-year-old law must be updated to ensure the orderly transfer of power.

We're leading the business community in voicing support for the bipartisan Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act to modernize the ECA. The bill is included in the 2022 omnibus spending package under consideration now.

We invite your company or trade organization to help advance this essential bipartisan legislation.

Read and sign our letter to Congress

Monday, September 12
Securing Your Vote: PA Business Briefing on Election Operations from Acting Secretary Leigh Chapman

Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Leigh Chapman will brief the Pennsylvania business community on preparation for November 2022 and how business can maximize the engagement of employees, customers, and community members in the next election.

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K–12 civics education is a business issue

For decades, education policy has marginalized civics education in public schools. Today, only nine states require a full year of civics, and 10 states have no requirement at all. As a result, only 51% of Americans can name all three branches of government.

The lack of civics education has contributed significantly to the discord, dysfunction, and widespread disengagement plaguing our nation today. Civics education, when done well, produces a more informed and engaged citizenry and stronger democratic institutions — which leads to better economic outcomes. We need policy and funding to ensure that civics education is prioritized in K–12 schools across the country.

We invite your company or trade organization to sign our letter to Congress in support of the bipartisan Civics Secures Democracy Act.

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Disagree Better at Work

Working through our differences

American businesses are deeply concerned by the toxic polarization in our country, and rightly so. That toxicity has not only overtaken our politics and permeated our communities; it has also crept into our workplaces, making us less collegial and less productive.

Since launching the Disagree Better initiative last July, the National Governors Association and Utah Governor Spencer Cox have renewed hope that Americans can overcome our differences and mend our social fabric. The future of our country depends on it.

Disagree Better @ Work will give businesses constructive nonpartisan activities to help combat polarization in America. We will be launching soon. Want to get involved? Contact us.

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Navigating Political Uncertainty

In today’s hyperpartisan political landscape, there is at least one thing the business community can count on: continued attacks for taking action on social issues. It can feel like a no-win situation.

To better understand how businesses are navigating our toxic political environment, Business for America (BFA) surveyed more than 50 business leaders from Fortune 500 companies to small business owners. Respondents painted an alarming picture, with 89% agreeing that attacks on business from political figures are at an all-time high.

Business leaders are asking themselves, “In today’s uncertain political environment, is it smarter to keep our heads down?” The increased risks are having a chilling effect.

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Democracy is a bottom-line business issue.

At Business for America, we believe that the business community can set a positive example for civic engagement, help overcome political divides, and preserve our country’s democratic institutions. And we believe this is essential to America's economic competitiveness.

By working with  employees, customers, and community stakeholders, we can transform the relationship between business and politics and help make democracy work better for everyone.

Want to discuss how you and your business can make a difference? Contact us or schedule a call!

Overcome toxic polarization at the office and across the country

At a time of deepening political and cultural divides, many Americans wonder whether anything can be done to“depolarize” our country. And the problem isn’t only on Twitter, Facebook, or Capitol Hill. Many companies are witnessing first-hand how contentious social issues create workplace conflict and reduce productivity.

America Talks is a powerful event that invites Americans to connect one-on-one, face-to-face on video across divides.

Realtime, face-to-face conversation is highly effective at dismantling the biases, prejudices, and stereotypes that fuel toxic polarization. Your company can be part of a culture shift in America.

To be engage your employees and customers in America Talks, please contact us.


Corporate Civic Responsibility

Companies of all sizes are embracing the idea that businesses should not only deliver value to shareholders, but also be a force for good in society. As disillusionment with government and politics reaches historic highs, it’s time for the business community to add a new dimension to corporate responsibility.

With rising public interest in political reform, the business community has a historic opportunity to use our influence for good.

We’re looking for innovators and first movers excited about our bold agenda and ready to take action.

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Making an Impact

As the only business group dedicated exclusively to “corporate civic responsibility,” Business for America is purpose-built to help business leaders and purpose-driven companies make an impact.

With an understanding of your interests, stakeholders, and community, we connect civic-minded business leaders and purpose-driven companies with opportunities to get involved and take action locally and nationally.

Our work includes:

  • Engaging your employees for voter participation and civic renewal
  • Showing civic leadership in your community
  • Advocating for popular, bipartisan policy change
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Become a BFA Member

When you join Business for America, you become part of a growing network of civic-minded business leaders taking action to build a healthy democracy.
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Divided We Fall:
How Business Can Depolarize the U.S.

An Event Series with the Niskanen Center & Business for America

Deepening divisions in the United States, both politically and culturally, pose a threat to our country. The issue goes beyond a move to the right within the Republican party or to the left among Democrats, as extremism has marginalized long standing moderate political beliefs in both camps, and bipartisanship has been vilified. Our political system’s polarization and dysfunction harm our business environment and workplace culture.

Join the Niskanen Center and Business for America for this four-part webinar series to discuss the root causes of political polarization, its social and economic impacts, and what the business community can do to reduce division in their companies, in politics, and in our society.

Understanding Polarization: An existential threat to business and democracy
May 20th: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT | Register  »

Corporate Civic Responsibility: Why leading businesses want to change our civic culture
June 3rd: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT | Register  »

Changing Incentives: How business contributes to polarization (and how it can stop)
June 17th: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT | Register  »

Policy Solutions: How business can help depolarize politics and incentivize moderation
June 29th: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT | Register  »