Elections

Overview

Elections

Voting is a cornerstone characteristic for a functioning democracy and preserving rule of law. In the United States, voter turnout lags most developed countries, with only 56% of voter-age Americans turning out in the 2016 election. For a well-functioning and sustainable economy, businesses must support participation amongst its stakeholder groups in all democratic rights and responsibilities.  Therefore, the American Sustainable Business Council is committed to increasing both registration and turnout for the 2020 elections. 

The ASBC believes that voting is an indelible part of doing business in the United States along the following four reasons: 

  • Voting strengthens accountability in public policy and primacy of rule of law 
  • Voting strengthens legitimacy of American public and private institutions 
  • Voting strengthens an inclusive and equitable economy 
  • Voting strengthens a high road economy for all workers 

Please see here for the full business case for voting 

The ASBC encourages all individuals, organizations and businesses to register to vote using the following portals provided by Rock the Vote. Please take a moment to register and to share this site with your customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders to ensure everyone has the ability to register. 

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Business Voting Pledge:

Participation in elections is a civic right for all workers, and a strong democracy leads to a healthy vibrant economy for all businesses. 

Please join other responsible businesses in a pledge to promote election participation within your business and commit to at least one of the following four actions: