Tell Amazon to lead the charge and give employees Election Day off
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If you look at Amazon’s ‘About Us’ page, you immediately get an idea of how seriously they take their company values. They bring puppies to work, and they have official LGBT, women in tech, and black employee networks in an effort to connect employees. Amazon is a classic Silicon Valley company, and they make employee wellbeing a priority.
Amazon really thinks about their company values and employees, and they stand out for doing that. However, Amazon has not yet pledged to give their employees paid time off to vote on Election Day.
Amazon employs more than 200,000 people in the U.S. alone, and voting in the U.S. is among the lowest in the developed world. To begin addressing this problem, Amazon needs to lead the charge in giving all of its employees paid time off to vote on election day.
If big companies like Amazon that take employee wellbeing seriously were to announce it is giving all employees time off to vote on November 6th, it would set the standard for others. Companies like Costco, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target, and others would be more likely to follow suit and give their employees the time off and resources they need to vote.
We need to begin addressing the devastatingly low turnout rates on Election Day in America. Amazon giving its employees the time off they need to vote would be the first step. Sign now and tell Amazon to use its power for good.
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