Workers shouldn’t have to choose between earning a paycheck and voting.
That’s the mission statement behind Time to Vote, a nonpartisan, business-led initiative to help ensure employees across America have the chance to use their voice.
Often, one of the most common reasons people give for not voting is they’re too busy with work to make it to the polls. To address this barrier and increase voter participation, a diverse coalition of more than 1,500 companies have come together to launch Time to Vote. These leading companies made a commitment to ensure that their employees have a work schedule that allows them to use their voice to help shape the future of the country.
For the 2020 election, and beyond, we’re proud to join this initiative. We are prepared to do everything we can to give our team members the access and information they need to cast their vote in the upcoming election. That includes:
- Emphasizing the importance of registering to vote and providing directions on how to do so.
- Encouraging all team members, particularly drivers who will likely be on the road on Election Day, to familiarize themselves with mail-in and/or early voting.
- Asking managers to avoid holding meetings on Tuesday, November 3rd if at all possible.
- Allowing team members to take a half or full paid day off to volunteer at the polls as a part of our Community Xpress program.
“So many U.S. Xpress team members have fought for our right to vote,” said President & CEO Eric Fuller. “Particularly with all the uncertainties in our country right now, it’s more important than ever that we take advantage of that right. I’m proud to stand with over 1,500 other companies as part of the Time to Vote initiative to ensure every employee can make their voice heard this November, and I hope to see more people than ever at the polls.”
Since its founding in 2018, companies from all 50 states have joined the Time to Vote movement. Particularly this year, the initiative is gaining momentum. For more about Time to Vote, including how to join the initiative, just click here.