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.
The American Sustainable Business Council has been privileged to be a part of the national voter mobilization movement this year, leading up to the general election of 2020. As part of this ongoing effort, recognizing that elections occur more than every four years, ASBC will be leading an effort to get out the vote in Georgia for the run-off elections on January 5, 2021.
As part of our ongoing election information campaign, American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) is closely monitoring the continued activity regarding the results of the 2020 Election. Strong leadership is needed to ensure a fair and free democracy, and ASBC strongly supports all business leaders who are dedicated to supporting the results of our transparent voting process that was executed at an unprecedented time by our patriotic election officials and poll-workers.
As responsible business leaders, we are inspired to act and do everything we can to ensure that this coming election is not only fair and just, but peaceful, and with every vote counted. We invite you to join us by sending letters to our Secretaries of State and other elections officials in charge of elections at the state level urging actions for safe, fair, and just elections.
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:
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