Although Election Day isn’t a federal holiday, many states and companies are making sure people have paid time off so they can vote. It’s a step in the right direction!
Business Insider has an informative article that details which states mandate that employers give their workers time off, which you can see here:
In addition to the states that are helping citizens vote, there are a lot of companies–both large corporations and very small businesses–that are also offering their employees some sort of paid time off.
Time To Vote is a nonpartisan effort for companies that want to help increase voter participation, and they have a massive number of companies that are pledging to give their employees time to vote. If your employer is on this list, call the Human Resources office to get the details. But call right away!!
It’s heartening to see so many people taking steps to make voting a little easier. We have a long way to go, of course, but it’s a start! Please share to spread the word!
There are only 20 days until the election! Can you do at least one small action every day to help get out the vote? Great! Grab my checklist here: 19 Quick Ways to Turn Out the Vote in 2020