It’s something for all tech CEOs to consider. If you’re not in a position to totally cease operations on Election Day, think about giving employees paid time off to vote. Or about offering a flex day. Or even make Tuesday, November 6 a “no meetings” day. There are so many ways that tech companies can show their commitment to the voting process — and in many cases, they are relatively easy to implement.
And while littleBits can only directly impact our own 100+ person team, we hope that by spreading the word and giving other tech CEOs some actionable ways to give their employees a vote, we can inspire action across the country. They are seemingly small efforts but from those of us who don’t have a vote, I assure you they add up to something big.
On Jul 31, 2018 we emailed Ayah asking what it would take for littlebits to give their team a paid day off (Adafruit added this in 2018) – littleBits is now one of the few companies in the “maker” world that we know of that are giving a paid day off for voting, thank you for doing this littleBits!
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