Comedian Sarah Silverman on Sunday called on companies in the United States to give employees time off to vote on Election Day.
On Twitter, Silverman posted, “HEY BIG BUSINESSES, who’s gonna step up and make Election Day a day off instead of a classist farce? WHO’S IN??” Silverman tagged Amazon, Walmart, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.
To which Coca-Cola responded, “We’re in, Sarah. We are giving our employees Election Day off in the U.S. this year and partnering with https://maketimetovote.org to encourage employees to vote.”
Maketimetovote.org is a movement to encourage companies to give employees time off on Election Day to vote because, “Workers shouldn’t have to choose between earning a paycheck and voting. Time To Vote is a nonpartisan movement, led by the business community, to contribute to the culture shift needed to increase voter participation in our country’s elections.”
According to CNN, the movement started in February.
So far, more than 600 companies have signed on including Best Buy, Gap, J. Crew, JPMorgan Chase, Nike, Twitter, Visa and Lyft.
Others on the list include Ben & Jerry’s, Blue Mountain Outfitters, Chobani, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Farmers…
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