Business for America brings civic-minded companies together to promote government that works for all Americans by boosting civic engagement, ensuring election integrity, bridging partisan divides, and advocating in Washington D.C. and state capitols for political reforms.
When we first launched Business for America, people were often confused as to why the business community cares about democracy. Some even thought the business community might prefer gridlock and political dysfunction.
The reality: the business community sees its interests aligned with the public interest in having a well-functioning representative democracy. Here’s why:
- Employees & Stakeholders. Companies believe that every stakeholder — employees, customers, communities, suppliers, and shareholders — deserves a voice in our government. And they believe they have a responsibility to protect it.
- Corporate Purpose. Companies working to address major issues — climate, health, education, etc. — often find progress is blocked by dysfunctional politics and disengaged voters. Achieving corporate purpose requires engaged citizens and a responsive government.
- The Economic Bottom Line. The Harvard Business School says that political dysfunction is the #1 issue hindering economic competitiveness. Our country’s economic business climate requires a reliable, accountable government that can solve problems.
When it comes to protecting our democracy, no two companies are the same — so we’ve asked our members to tell you about it in their own words. Please check out their stories linked below their logos.
“Salesforce joined Business for America because we believe that the business community has a responsibility to use our influence to drive positive change and improve our country’s civic health. We look forward to working alongside BFA and business leaders to secure the long-term health of our democracy.”
Joel Elliott, Senior Director of Policy at Salesforce
"We value the guidance and leadership provided by Business for America regarding best practices in executing a well-rounded, inclusive and successful program. Our partnership has been an ongoing valuable resource for learning more about the issues of the day and finding ways to engage."
Andrew Dudum, Founder & CEO at Hims & Hers
“Business for America is a leader in the effort to support voters and strengthen our democracy. Being a part of the network it has created helps us do our work better and puts us in contact with like minded organizations. These collaborations not only are good for Trillium, but help us further our mission.”
Matthew Patsky, CEO at Trillium Asset Management
"We joined Business for America because of the work that BFA continues to do to recruit companies to join the Time to Vote movement, and because of their work to rally the business community to support voting rights and other civic engagement legislation and initiatives."
J.J. Huggins, Communications & PR at Patagonia