Two years ago, leaders from a diverse group of companies including Levi Strauss & Co., Patagonia, and PayPal came together to determine how the business community could address one of the most pressing issues of our time: increasing voter participation in the U.S. As a result, we launched the Time to Vote movement—a non-partisan coalition dedicated to this effort.
In the lead-up to the U.S. general election on November 3, we’ve recently announced that PayPal is providing all U.S. employees four hours of paid time off on Election Day to provide the time and flexibility to vote without conflicting work obligations. And, for those who will be voting early or by mail, they can use this time for other forms of civic engagement, such as volunteering at polling stations. This is one piece of a larger PayPal Votes initiative to build awareness and education on civic engagement.
Business leaders must do what they can to ensure employees are able to make their voices heard. To date, over 700 companies have joined our Time to Vote movement, and we hope to reach 1,000 companies by November 3. Please join us at maketimetovote.org.
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