April 2, 2021

It’s Time for American Businesses to Stand Up for Voting Rights

Democracy depends on every voter having free and fair access to vote without discrimination and without undue obstacles. Everyone deserves the opportunity to be heard, and governments should be working to make it easier to vote, not harder. Equal voting rights are essential to confidence in our nation’s government and to our economic health.

Unfortunately, new measures across the country are being introduced that would impose new barriers to voting. We are told that we must choose between security and inclusivity, but this is a false choice. The right to vote is sacred and must be protected.

Business for America and its members are troubled by how these measures will impact voters, particularly communities of color. We believe that state and federal officials have an obligation to guarantee the equal right to vote. And we believe that American businesses have a duty to help protect that right for our employees, our customers, and our communities.

We call upon the business community to stand together to oppose all measures designed to limit Americans’ ability to vote. We must support our nation’s fundamental democratic principles and use our influence to ensure fairness, equity, and access.

We call upon state officials and Congress to remember their duty to the Constitution and work across party lines to ensure that every eligible American can be heard at the ballot box.

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About Business for America
Business for America is a nonpartisan network of business leaders advancing solutions to boost civic engagement, reduce political polarization, and modernize government. A well-functioning democracy will help foster a more competitive, innovative business climate in America. Businesses interested in getting involved can learn more at bfa.us.