Lots of news has been coming out recently about companies joining the Time To Vote movement, which encourages employers to give their staff time off work on Election Day. Patagonia, The North Face, REI, L.L.Bean, and dozens of other outdoor businesses have gone in for the cause. Even our own parent company, Pocket Outdoor Media, has joined the campaign.
A busy work schedule is one of the most common deterrents to voting in the U.S. Too often, working people have to decide between a paycheck and making their voices heard. As part of a progressive, politically engaged industry, we like to think the outdoor space is ahead of the curve in employer-sanctioned efforts to get out the vote. But does the data support it?
Help us find out. Has your employer made Election Day a company holiday to encourage civic engagement? Answer below to see where the industry stands.