As a company, we know that democracy works best when everyone can participate, and that elections should be fair and transparent. In the 2020 election, we have already seen historic numbers of people turning out to vote, while Trump and Republicans engage in voter suppression and attempts to discredit the election results.
That’s why Software for Good has joined Civic Alliance, a nonpartisan coalition of more than 800 businesses working to strengthen our democracy by encouraging civic participation. As our country carries out this historic election, I have pledged that Software for Good is 100% in for democracy alongside other Civic Alliance and benefit corporation CEOs. We call for safe access to the polls for all voters. We recognize election officials as the trusted source for certified results, and we encourage patience as officials count every vote.
This message from Civic Alliance and participating companies is being shared across media today, including in an ad in USA Today and a billboard in Times Square. You can see the ad here:
Voting is just one way to advance social change and improve our communities, but it’s a powerful one. If you haven’t already voted, make sure you know where to vote and what’s on your ballot. And if your ballot is in, do what you can in these last few days to help others vote, and get ready to advocate for all votes to be counted once the polls close. Let’s keep strengthening our democracy now and after Election Day.