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.

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.

“There has never been a more important moment to make sure our employees and communities voices are heard. As a business committed to inclusion, we are calling on Congress to ensure in-person voting will be safe for all, and encourage expanding availability of vote-by-mail.”

Fabian Garcia, President
Unilever North America

“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

“Policy change is crucial to addressing issues of environment, equity, and justice. We urge elected officials to provide the tools needed for our community to be active and engaged citizens including exercising our right to vote, safely, in-person or by mail.”

Jenn Swain, Global Senior Sustainability Manager

“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

“Recent primaries show  'in-person only' voting  in the midst of a health crisis forces voters to choose between their safety and the opportunity to cast their ballot. Given the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we support a secure and accessible vote-by-mail system that allows registered voters to easily and safely participate in our democracy.”

Michelle Kalberer, Co-Owner/Co-CEO
Klean Kanteen


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.


Corporate Signatories

  • 247Solar
    A2 Walk and Talk Therapy
    Activist Skincare
    The Added Edge
    Adventure Kitchen
    Aerie EDI Group
    All Good
    Allvecia Natural Skin Care
    American Green Consulting Group
    Amicus O&M Cooperative
    Amicus Solar Cooperative
    Anji Mountain
    Arabella Advisors
    Arcweb Technologies
    Arizona Federal Credit Union
    Arriviste Coffee
    Aspen Skiing Company
    Avocado Green Mattress
    Axigent Technologies Group
    Azimuth Energy
    Backpacker's Pantry
    Basic American Foods
    Bay Concierge
    Bee's Wrap
    Ben & Jerry's Homemade
    Better APC
    bibo coffee co.
    The Big Playhouse
    Blue Mountain Outfitters
    Boulder Organic Foods
    Bountiful Books
    Bryant Infrastructure
    Burgess Aircraft Management
    Burgess Law Firm
    C.F. Bender 
    C&M Motors
    Carolina Solar Energy
    Central Maine Taxi
    Cheshire Law Group
    ChicoBag Company
    Clare V.
    Cobbs Creek Healthcare
    Comedy Central
    The Complimentary Bar
    Cox Automotive
    Cox Communications
    Cox Enterprises
    Credo Mobile
    CS Yacht Management & Service
    Danforth Pewter
    The Daniele Company
    Demeter Fragrance Library
    Denali Summit Partners
    Design Energy
    Diamond + Branch Marketing Group
    Digital Deployment
    The Disruption Society
    DN Tanks
    Dr. Bronner's
    DSM North America
    Education Design
    Eileen Fisher
    Emerger Strategies
    Fifth Dot Studio
    FIG Catering
    First Class Tutoring
    First Merchants Financial Services
    Flex Fusion Studios
    Flying Fish Company
    Forever Wild Seafood
    Fors Marsh Group
    Fulfilling Destiny Enterprises
    Full Spectrum Wellness
    Future Proof Brands
    Garden Spirit Jewels
    Generation Conscious
    The Glinsky Group
    GreenSpark Solar
    GreenWeaver Landscapes
    Guild Education
    Gyro Creative Group
    H2 Clipper
    Hannon Armstrong
    Hanover Partners
    Healthy Nature
    Heart Centered Psychotherapy
    Hess Design Works
    The Hess Twins
    High Plains Services
    Hims & Hers
    Hock Bratcher
    House of Records
    InMoment Software
    Inspiring Capital
    Invisible Thread
    Ipsun Solar
    IVC Media
    Jackson/Clark Partners
    Joy Culture Events
    Joyful Wellness
    Judith Lawrence Associates
    Kempthorne Analytics
    King Arthur Flour
    Kit Lender
    Klean Kanteen
    La Colombe Coffee
    Lantos Technologies
    Leadership Momentum
    Legacy Vacation Resorts
    LineSync Architecture
    Live Music Performance
    Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
    LVG & Co.
    Maine Beer Company
    Make it Radiant
    Mango Materials
    Manitou Rentals
    Marketing Partners
    Massage Vermont
    Master Clinician Network
    MCS Industries
    Mediocre Creative
    Metis Consulting Group
    Metro Associates
    Metro Pacific Business Development Services
    Miele & Rymsza
    Mighty Cricket
    MMercer Consulting
    Modern Optical International
    Monarch Services
    Mosaic Creation
    Ms Squaw
    Namasté Solar
    New Belgium Brewing Company
    New Directions Collaborative
    Northwind Solar
    Ocean Breeze Therapeutic
    Oveja Negra
    Owen Jones and Partners
    Oxide Design Co.
    Paperjam Press
    Paradoxa Botanicals
    Poll Everywhere
    Prep for Success
    Progressive Healthworks
    Promise Weddings
    Prosperity Candle
    Quinn Foods
    Rachel Pally
    Radius Labs
    Rebel Green
    Redemption Plus
    The Redwoods Group
    Relish Studio
    Resilient Being
    REY architectural design
    Richer Poorer
    Rivanna Natural Designs
    RSF Social Finance
    S1 Medical
    Salon 5844
    Salt Palm Development
    Seventh Generation
    The Shadow Group
    The ShangriLa Group
    Shier's Deli & Catering
    Shifting Patterns Consulting
    Smack Happy Design
    Small Details
    Solar States
    Southern Energy Management
    Spirit Forward Healing
    Stories By Design Events
    SunBug Solar
    Sunriver Sports
    Sunsense Solar
    Sustainable Brands
    Tahoe Mountain Sports
    Tails A Wag Inn
    Talenthouse Consulting
    Teatulia Organic Teas
    Technicians for Sustainability
    Teddy Stratford Apparel
    Teton Mountaineering
    Thinkshift Communications
    Tolerable Planet Enterprises
    Travel & Nature
    Triangle Gluten-Free
    Trillium Asset Management
    Twin Rivers Photography
    Uptown Chair Upholstery
    Verbiage Audio
    Vermont Creamery
    Vintage Frozen Custard
    Violet Grey
    W.S. Badger Company
    Warby Parker
    Warehouse of Fixtures
    Waste Free Earth
    Weddings of Color
    Work + Play
    World of Good

Business Groups & Trade Associations

Individual Signatories

Christian Batista | HR Business Partner, Total Package Professional Services
Paage Beach | Owner, Paagefrank Photographs
Josh Birmingham | The Herb Center
Mark Bregman | Managing Director, Vista Labs
Eric Bronner | Owner, Lockwood & Mason
Rinaldo S Brutoco | Founding President & CEO, World Business Academy
Bennie Cameron | President, Cameron & Cameron
Tina Carlson | Packaging Engineer, Unilever
Patrick Chung | Managing General Partner, Xfund
Bryan Clark | Owner, Fleet Clean
Maxine Clark | Founder & Former CEO, Build-A-Bear Workshop
Phillip Davis | Principal Investigator, UASTEC
Troy Devers | Marketing Consultant
Sharon Donaldson | Founder & President, Donaldson Dynamics
Jack Doty | Partner, Newport
Matthew Douglass | Entrepreneur
Freda Echols | Owner, Great Outdoor Store
Melissa & Ron Eubanks | General Partners, E2org
Elisabeth Garrett | Transformation Consultant, Unilever
Adam Geller | CEO, Edthena
Geoff Greene | Advertising Performance Manager, Dealer.com
Heidi Grutter | Sales Enablement Manager, Tinuiti
Alex Han | Startup Advisor
Walter Harris | Musa Management Group
Steven Hillion | Senior Director of Data Science, TIBCO Software
Rob Huting | VP Corporate Development, Cox Automotive
Ricardo Ibarria | Owner, SOFOS Consulting
Joanna Jefferson | Owner, JL Jefferson Dental
Tim Kelley | Owner, Transcendent Solutions
Maneesh Kenia | Senior Product Manager
Raj Mahajan | Director of Engineering, Synopsys
Mike Murphy | CEO, ProctorFree
Ted Ning | Co-Founder, Natchcom
Theodore Ning, MD | Urologist
Angela O'Brien | Owner, Cleobella
Craig O'Dear| Partner, Bryan Cave
Ben Osterwald | Owner, Osterwald Independent Research
Bill Parks | President, NRS
Tom Perrault | Senior Executive
David Perry | CEO, David Perry & Associates
Cateena Powers | Senior Manager, Cox Communications
Robbie Rettmer | Consultant, New World Learning Designs
Monique Rodgers | Owner, Write On
Ian Shakil | Founding Chairman, Augmedix
Doris Sumner | President, Empowering Gender Opportunities
Paul Sun | Founder, Sceen
Binh Tran | General Partner, 500 Startups Vietnam
Ricky Yean | Founder, Happy Rhinos Corporation

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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