CORPORATE AMERICA FOR DEMOCRACY

To the U.S. Congress:

We write to you as business leaders who care deeply about our employees, communities, and this great nation. We believe businesses have a responsibility to their employees to ensure they can vote safely and without undue obstacles. This is why we support the For the People Act—one of the most significant pieces of legislation to strengthen our democracy since the Civil Rights era.

This year, in state houses across the country, more than 360 bills in 47 states have been introduced to put up barriers to silence our fellow Americans’ voices, especially the voices of Black, Brown, young, disabled, and working class voters. We can all agree a healthy democracy and vibrant economy depends on participation in our election system free from discriminatory practices. These bills work in stark contrast to our interests, and make it more difficult for Americans to have a say in key decisions from healthcare to the economy by limiting our ability to register to vote and cast a ballot early or by mail. Voting is a fundamental right in our country, and it is up to our elected officials to protect it.

Some of these undemocratic measures have already become law, with others surely to follow. And that’s why we must rally behind the For the People Act, and other bills protecting our democracy like the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Let’s be very clear—this is not a partisan issue. The For the People Act is not about choosing one party or one issue over another, it is about common sense reforms that protect and expand our democracy, and put the power in the hands of the people. It is about reaffirming our founding principle that we can chart our own course as a nation.

The For the People Act would override many of the abusive state laws that make it harder for millions to cast their ballots, and set national standards for free and fair elections. Among its provisions, the bill would:

We call upon our colleagues in corporate America to join us in taking a nonpartisan stand for a democracy that is inclusive of all Americans, and we stand united with the American people to reimagine democracy for all. We applaud the House for passing the For the People Act, and urge the Senate to follow suit and do its part to protect our democracy. Together, we can ensure our employees and communities can safely and freely cast their ballots so every voice is heard and our elections reflect the will of the people.

Respectfully,

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Adasina Social Capital Company

Amalgamated Bank

Ashby & Graff Real Estate

ATTN

Avocado Green Brands

Bad Robot Productions

Ben & Jerry's

Black Economic Alliance

Blue Ridge Produce

C. Wolfe Software Engineering

Capricorn Investment Group

Centercorp Retail Properties

Chance Art Company

Clare V.

ClassPass

Climate First Bank

Climate Positive Consulting

coasap

Collaborative Solutions

Countable

Eighty2degrees Design Studio

Evergreen Sustainability, LLC

Flixbus

Florida for Good, LLC

FundX Investment Group

Funsize, Corp.

Greater Good Strategy Company

Gryphon Solutions, LLC

HigherRing

ICM

JLFG Communications

Justworks

Kangaroo Coffee

Legacy Vacation Resorts

Lime

LimeRed Company

Lingraphica

Manale Realty

Mediocre Creative

MeetUp

Montanya Distillers

Morris Recruiting and Consulting Company

MPOWERD

Namu Baru Inc.

Narrative Food

National Hockey League

Natural Investments Company

New Leaf BioFuel

NJ Sustainable Business Council

Our Place

Ovonni Ventures

Patagonia

Public Good

Regenerative Rising

Richer Poorer

Ripley Rader

Rosebud Agency

Salt Palm Development

Shockwave Medical Inc.

Signet Strategic Wealth Management

Social Goods

SunnySide Social Media, LLC

Symphony Advantage Inc.

The Atlanta Dream (WNBA)

The Capital Good Fund

The Skimm

Tierra Vista

Tony's Chocolonely

Transcend, The Fearless Company

Transformative Wealth Management, LLC

Trillium Asset Management

Tumblr

Upworthy

Venner Consulting

Vulintus, Inc.

Walk Your Talk Productions

Workforce & Organizational Research Center

Youth To The People

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