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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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Join 240+ companies urging Congress to amend the 1965 Voting Rights Act

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On October 5, 2021, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate. Business for America and its member companies are proud to support this legislation to ensure that voting rights are protected for all eligible Americans. In 1970, 1975, 1982, and 2006 the Voting Rights Act was reauthorized with overwhelming bipartisan support.

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DIVIDED WE FALL 4: Policy Solutions to Depolarize Politics

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For years, the Harvard Business School Competitiveness Report has found that political dysfunction is the #1 barrier to economic competitiveness. Political polarization is a root cause of that dysfunction. But how do we fix it?

Business for America, a coalition of businesses promoting a stronger democracy, and the Niskanen Center collaborated to create a four-part series, Divided We Fall.

The fourth and final part explores public policy approaches to addressing the polarization at the root of America's political dysfunction, including anti-gerrymandering, nonpartisan primaries, and ranked-choice voting. The discussion also explores how introducing more choice and competition into politics helps increase voter participation, increase diversity among winning candidates, reduces toxicity during elections, and increases bipartisan collaboration while in office.

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DIVIDED WE FALL 3: Are Corporate PACs Driving Polarization & Dysfunction?

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Business engagement in politics is nothing new, but following the January 6 riot, scrutiny has grown on how corporate political spending may be incentivizing bad behavior among politicians. How can businesses be sure their government affairs and corporate PACs aren't wreaking havoc on our democracy?

Business for America, a coalition of businesses promoting a stronger democracy, and the Niskanen Center collaborated to create a four-part series, Divided We Fall. The third part discusses a model for "corporate political responsibility" and why business has "an enlightened self-interest" in supporting political moderation, trans-partisanship, and an actionable "middle way."

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DIVIDED WE FALL 2: Polarization in Our Workplaces & Communities

DIVIDED WE FALL 2: Polarization in Our Workplaces & Communities

Political polarization isn't only on Twitter and Capitol Hill. Many companies are witnessing first-hand how contentious social issues create workplace conflict and reduce productivity. The failures of the political system are forcing corporate leaders to seek solutions. How can businesses help repair America's social fabric — both in and out of the workplace?

Business for America, a coalition of businesses promoting a stronger democracy, and the Niskanen Center collaborated to create a four-part series, Divided We Fall. The second part examines polarization in our workplaces and communities.

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