Election Day may not be a national holiday yet, but we can choose to act like it is.
Free The Vote calls on companies to give their workforce time to vote on November 8th, 2016.
Better for salaried employees
Better for hourly employees
A survey taken in 2014 found that over one-third of people who didn't vote didn't because work and school scheduling made it too difficult.
Making Election Day a holiday or moving it to the weekend would get rid of this democratic roadblock. Our hope is that getting companies to participate voluntarily will remind the country that voting isn't a privilege—it's a right.
And make sure you're registered to vote. See you at the polls!