Ripple, PayPal and Twitter join alliance calling for fair elections. Blockchain-based payments platform Ripple has joined the a non-partisan coalition of businesses working to ensure access to equal elections in the United States.
According to a Nov. 2 tweet from Ripple, CEO Brad Garlinghouse has joined Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and PayPal CEO Dan Schulman at the Civic Alliance. Civic Alliance is an organization that states it supports “safe, healthy and trusted elections” in addition to encouraging members’ employees and customers to be civic minded.
“We believe voting should be safe and accessible to everyone, everywhere,” said Ripple. “That’s why Ripple is 100% in #ForDemocracy.” Within the Civic Alliance — which has 936 members at the time of publication with a reach of more than five million employees — a subset of roughly 619 companies claims to encourage 100% of employees to vote with paid time off or flexible work schedules. Ripple has roughly 548 employees at its San Francisco offices.
The group allegedly calls on companies to ensure safe access to voting, recognize state and local election officials as the trusted source for certified results, and “encourage patience as officials count every vote.”
“Each of our companies is unique. Yet, we are united by these nonpartisan values: Every American has a voice in our democracy. Voting should be safe and accessible to all. Elections should be fair and transparent.”
The 2020 United States Election is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Determining who is eligible to vote is seemingly a partisan issue in the U.S. at the moment, with the Republican National Committee involved in more than 40 lawsuits, most of which involve restricting access to voting rather than encouraging it.
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