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Vote Safe 2020

Business Letter to Congress: We Need to Protect the 2020 Election from COVID-19

No one should be forced to choose between protecting their health and exercising their right to vote. If we take action now, we can protect public safety 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 absentee 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 ensure the 2020 election is safe, secure, accessible, and accurate. 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
ECOS

“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
Eileen Fisher

"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

Signatories

The following companies have signed our nonpartisan letter urging Congress to provide the resources necessary for the states to offer voters secure absentee ballots and safe in-person voting sites for the 2020 elections.

167
Companies
106,000
Employees
$74B
Revenue

Corporate Signatories

  • 247Solar
    A2 Walk and Talk Therapy
    aBoBoBook
    Activist Skincare
    Alpharank
    American Green Consulting Group
    Amicus Solar Cooperative
    Amyris
    Anji Mountain
    Arabella Advisors
    Arcweb Technologies
    Arizona Federal Credit Union
    Arosa+LivHome
    Arriviste Coffee
    Aspen Skiing Company
    Avocado Green Mattress
    Azavea
    Backpacker's Pantry
    Ballot
    bambu
    Basic American Foods
    Beautycounter
    Bee's Wrap
    Ben & Jerry's Homemade
    Better APC
    bibo coffee co.
    The Big Playhouse
    Blue Mountain Outfitters
    Bollare
    Bryant Infrastructure
    Bureo
    Burgess Aircraft Management
    Burton
    Carolina Solar Energy
    C.F. Bender
    C&M Motors
    CauseLabs
    Cheshire Law Group
    CivicMakers
    Clare V.
    Classy
    Comedy Central
    Cox Automotive
    Cox Communications
    Cox Enterprises
    Credo Mobile
    Danforth Pewter
    The Daniele Company
    Dealer.com
    Demeter Fragrance Library
    Denali Summit Partners
    Design Energy
    Designlab
    Diamond + Branch Marketing Group
    Digital Deployment
    The Disruption Society
    DN Tanks
    DSM North America
    Dwellsy
    ECOS
    Eileen Fisher
    Emerger Strategies
    Everlane
    Fifth Dot Studio
    First Class Tutoring
    First Merchants Financial Services
    Flex Fusion Studios
    Fulfilling Destiny Enterprises
    Full Spectrum Wellness
    Generation Conscious
    The Glinsky Group
    GreenWeaver Landscapes
    Guild Education
    Gyro Creative Group
    H2 Clipper
    Hannon Armstrong
    Hanover Partners
    Harry's
    The Hess Twins
    HeyMama
    Hims & Hers
    Hock Bratcher
    InMoment Software
    Invisible Thread
    IVC Media
    Jackson/Clark Partners
    JANE
    JOY COLLECTIVE
    Joy Culture Events
    JustLaws
    Kempthorne Analytics
    Ketchum
    King Arthur Flour
    Kit Lender
    Klean Kanteen
    La Colombe Coffee
    Lantos Technologies
    Leadership Momentum
    Legacy Vacation Resorts
    LineSync Architecture
    Lumi
    Maine Beer Company
    Mango Materials
    Marketing Partners
    Marrow
    Massage Vermont
    Master Clinician Network
    McCrea
    MCS Industries
    Mediocre Creative
    MegaFood
    Metro Pacific Business Development Services
    Mighty Cricket
    Monarch Services
    MoneySolver
    Mosaic Creation
    MTV
    New Belgium Brewing Company
    New Directions Collaborative
    Nixon
    Nomads
    Oveja Negra
    Owen Jones and Partners
    Parachute
    Patagonia
    Prosperity Candle
    Quinn Foods
    Rachel Pally
    Ranker
    Rasa
    Redemption Plus
    Relish Studio
    Resilient Being
    REY architectural design
    Richer Poorer
    RSF Social Finance
    S1 Medical
    Salt Palm Development
    Saperde
    Seventh Generation
    The ShangriLa Group
    Shifting Patterns Consulting
    Smack Happy Design
    Spirit Forward Healing
    Stories By Design Events
    Sunriver Sports
    Sustainable Brands
    Tahoe Mountain Sports
    Talenthouse Consulting
    Teatulia Organic Teas
    Techmana
    Teddy Stratford Apparel
    Teton Mountaineering
    THIRD EAR
    Tolerable Planet Enterprises
    Trailspace
    Travel & Nature
    Triangle Gluten-Free
    Trillium Asset Management
    Unilever
    Uptown Chair Upholstery
    UserTesting
    Violet Grey
    Visceral
    W.S. Badger Company
    Warby Parker
    Work + Play

Individual Signatories

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
Bennie Cameron | President, Cameron & Cameron
Tina Carlson | Packaging Engineer, Unilever
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
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
Melissa & Ron Eubanks | General Partners, E2org
Elisabeth Garrett | Transformation Consultant, Unilever
Adam Geller | CEO, Edthena
Geoff Greene | Advertising Performance Manager, Dealer.com
Alex Han | Startup Advisor
Steven Hillion | Senior Director of Data Science, TIBCO Software
Ricardo Ibarria | Owner, SOFOS Consulting
Tim Kelley | Owner, Transcendent Solutions
Maneesh Kenia | Senior Product Manager
Raj Mahajan | Director of Engineering, Synopsys
Mike Murphy | CEO, ProctorFree
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

Business Groups & Trade Associations

Watch Our Webinar on Vote-by-Mail for 2020 Elections »

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.
Watch on YouTube »

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