According to a November 2 tweet from Ripple, CEO Brad Garlinghouse joined Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and PayPal CEO Dan Schulman in the Civic Alliance, an organization that states that it supports “safe, healthy, and reliable elections” as well as encouraging employees. Civil-minded members and clients.
“We believe voting should be safe and available to everyone, everywhere,” said Ripple. “That’s why Ripple has a 100% #forDemocracy.”
Within the Civic Alliance – which has 936 members at press time and numbers more than 5 million employees – a subset of around 619 companies claims to encourage 100% of employees to vote on paid leave or flexible work schedules. Ripple has approximately 548 employees in its San Francisco offices.
The group reportedly calls on companies to ensure safe access to voting, to recognize state and local election officials as a reliable source of approved results, and to “encourage patience while officials count every vote.”
“Each of our companies is unique. Nevertheless, these non-partisan values unite us: Every American has a vote in our democracy. Voting should be safe and accessible to all. The elections must be fair and transparent.”
The 2020 elections in the United States will be held on Tuesday, November 3. Determining who is eligible to vote appears to be a partisan issue in the United States at the moment, with the Republican National Committee participating in more than 40 lawsuits, most of which involve restricting access to voting rather than encouraging it.