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Business for America is an alliance of business leaders with a vision of healthy representative democracy and government that work for all Americans. We're advancing public policy and technology solutions to improve government from end to end: how we run elections, how laws are made, and how those laws are implemented. Our mission is to make government efficient, effective, and accountable in order to establish a more competitive, innovative business climate in America.

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Private-sector coalitions are providing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and other supplies to ensure safety in voting locations.

Business gifts to help run the vote expand, along with objections on left and right

Conservatives hoping to prevent private money from helping Americans vote have so far taken direct aim at just a couple of billionaires: Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, who on Tuesday announced another $100 million in donations to help local governments conduct comprehensive and safe balloting in three weeks.

The donation follows their previous gift of $300 million, which has prompted lawsuits from the right in eight battleground states arguing that such benevolence should not be permitted to cover election administration costs.

But the Facebook philanthropists are among hundreds of business leaders who have stepped forward to help cash-strapped election officials scrambling to put enough poll workers, protective gear and infrastructure in place to avert chaos on Election Day. From the four dozen stadiums that sports leagues have opened as polling sites to the millions worth of face shields, masks and safety supplies donated to election workers by major corporations — the private sector's investment in this election is without precedent.

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The Postal Service is not a for-profit business. It's purpose is to connect Americans in every corner of the country, according to Bonk and Kase.

Pairing the business case with the civics case for a USPS rescue

Bonk is founder and CEO of Business for America, a nonprofit that seeks to mobilize corporate advocacy for democracy reform. Kase is CEO of the League of Women Voters and a board member of the Democracy Initiative, a coalition of 75 progressive groups advocating for democracy reform.

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VoteSafe Businesses for Election Funding

Organizer: Business for America

Over 200 American businesses representing over $83B in annual revenue and 18 local business organizations have signed a business letter to Congress asking them to ensure that states have the resources necessary to protect voters and elections.

Please join us to hear from corporate leaders about why they care about the election and want to ensure that states have the necessary resources to ensure that voting in the 2020 election is safe, the results are accurate, and every voter has a voice.

Submit your questions to media@bfa.us.

Location: Webinar

Civic Engagement Series: The Importance of Elections

Organizer: GSBA

The pandemic has highlighted vulnerabilities in our elections systems across the county, many of which existed long before 2020. Washington State's vote-by-mail system provides safe access and higher participation, while voters in other states wait in line and struggle to keep a healthy distance. What can be done here in Washington, as well as nationally, to improve the accessibility, security, and trustworthiness of our elections? What role can businesses play in supporting access to democracy? What would it take to help create a democracy that looks more like the people it serves? Join the discussion with GSBA, Business for America, More Equitable Democracy, and the LGBTQ Victory Fund.

Location: Webinar

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