No one should be forced to choose between protecting their health and exercising their right to vote. Public health is essential, but so is civic health. If we take action now, we can protect public health while ensuring our employees and communities are heard on Election Day.
Studies show that voting by mail does not advantage one political party over another. In the five states (CO, HI, OR, UT, and WA) where everyone votes by mail, turnout is consistently higher than the rest of the country, and voters devote more time to learning about the candidates and issues on their ballot.
Join hundreds of business leaders in signing our letter to Congress in support of secure mail-in ballots and safe in-person voting sites for the 2020 election.
Partner with BFA over the coming months as we encourage governors, state legislatures, and secretaries of state to expand the availability of vote-by-mail and ensure in-person voting is safe. Learn how your company can donate supplies and equipment, and/or enlist your employees to help election officials run safe, secure, accessible elections in your community.
“I believe that business leaders like me have a duty to protect the health of our employees, customers, and communities. At the same time, we have a duty to help protect our democracy. We can do both with voting by mail.”
Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, President & CEO
“A successful democracy is dependent on active participation by its citizens. Anything that enables broad, secure and efficient participation by citizens—such as voting by mail—should be encouraged. It is an already widely used tool in many states, it is time to enable its use fully.”
Hugh Welsh, President & General Counsel
DSM North America
“Vote By Mail makes it possible, no matter where our employees are, to exercise their constitutional right. Anything that makes voting easier and more accessible supports increasing inclusivity - an important core value to Eileen Fisher.”
Amy Hall, Vice President of Social Consciousness
"We strongly believe that if every American were able to cast a vote, most of our larger problems—including climate change, equity, poverty, education—would take care of themselves. Mail-in ballots are a step in that direction."
Auden Schendler, SVP of Sustainability
Aspen Skiing Company
“The wellness of our employees at Badger is key to our success. Their ability to vote is part of that. Vote By Mail enables our team to effectively contribute to improving the civic health of their communities. Being able to vote without barriers, especially during this time of the pandemic is essential. Voting by mail ensures that.”
Rebecca Hamilton, CEO
W.S. Badger Company
The following companies have signed our nonpartisan letter urging Congress to provide the resources necessary for the states to offer voters secure mail-in ballots and safe in-person voting sites for the 2020 elections.
Christian Batista | Human Resources Business Partner, Total Package Professional Services
Mark Bregman | Managing Director, Vista Labs
Rinaldo S Brutoco | Founding President & CEO, World Business Academy
Bryan Clark | Owner, Fleet Clean
Patrick Chung | Managing General Partner, Xfund
Phillip Davis | Principal Investigator, UASTEC
Sharon Donaldson | Founder & President, Donaldson Dynamics
Matthew Douglass | Entrepreneur
Melissa & Ron Eubanks | General Partners, E2org
Adam Geller | CEO, Edthena
Alex Han | Startup Advisor
Steven Hillion | Senior Director of Data Science, TIBCO Software
Ricardo Ibarria | Owner, SOFOS Consulting
Tim Kelley | Owner, Transcendent Solutions
Raj Mahajan | Director of Engineering, Synopsys
Freda Echols | Owner, Great Outdoor Store
Tom Perrault | Senior Executive
David Perry | CEO, David Perry & Associates
Monique Rodgers | Owner, Write On
Ian Shakil | Founding Chairman, Augmedix
Paul Sun | Founder, Sceen
Binh Tran | General Partner, 500 Startups Vietnam
Ricky Yean | Founder, Happy Rhinos Corporation
Our national webinar on the importance of voting securely by mail and how the business community can help features:
• California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
• Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman
• Amber McReynolds, CEO of the National Vote at Home Institute
• J.J. Huggins of Patagonia
The webinar discusses why business cares that elections are safe, secure, and accessible, and what business leaders can do to advance safe voting initiatives at the federal and state levels. Businesses are doing their part to educate employees about vote-by-mail and ensure staff have time off to vote or to complete their mail-in ballots on November 3rd.
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