“We have a role to play in keeping our associates engaged in the democratic process,” DXL CEO and President Harvey Kanter said. “We encourage our associates to participate, and all Americans to exercise their right to vote, in November’s election.”
CANTON, Mass. (PRWEB) August 26, 2020
In the spirit of civic duty and patriotism, Destination XL Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DXLG), the leading retailer of men’s Big + Tall apparel, announced today the Company is partnering with Time To Vote, a coalition of hundreds of businesses joining together to increase voter participation in this year’s presidential election, November 3.
Time To Vote is a nonpartisan, business-led initiative to help ensure employees across America don't have to choose between voting and earning a paycheck. Participation includes giving employees access to information about early voting or vote-by-mail options, offering paid time off on Election Day and making it a “no meetings” day. To do their part, on Election Day, DXL will be giving all store, office, guest engagement and distribution center employees who are scheduled to work, paid time off during the day to vote, and encourages its customers to vote that day if they are able. Stores will delay their opening time to 1 p.m. that day as well.
“We have a role to play in keeping our associates engaged in the democratic process,” DXL CEO and President Harvey Kanter said. “Showing up to the polls is critical in order for our democracy to remain strong. We encourage our associates to participate, and all Americans to exercise their right to vote, in November’s election."
Kanter went on to say this decision is not about any particular party, candidate or issue, rather about encouraging more people to vote without having to make the hard choice between going to work and going to the polls.
“DXL has a heritage for doing what’s right for our employees, for our guests and for the communities we serve,” he added. “Opening our stores later in the day and extending time off to all associates on this presidential Election Day is just another way to express our rights as Americans. It’s important for every voice to be heard and for every person be able to express themselves by being able to cast their all-important vote.”
The Company, located in Canton, MA, has a history of philanthropy and helping out in the community by answering the call to help others. From the most recent mask-making efforts, to supporting Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, and to their long-standing partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to numerous local outreach efforts, DXL prides itself on social responsibility throughout its stores, home office, employees, customers and communities.
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About Destination XL Group
Destination XL Group, Inc. is the largest retailer of men’s apparel in Big + Tall sizes XL and up, with operations throughout the United States and Ontario, Canada. In addition to DXL Men’s Apparel retail and outlet stores, subsidiaries of Destination XL Group, Inc. also operate Casual Male XL retail and outlet stores, and e-commerce sites, including DXL.com and the DXL App offering a multi-channel solution similar to the DXL store experience with the most extensive selection of online products available anywhere for the Big + Tall guy. The Company is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, and its common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "DXLG." Sizes start at 38” waist and XL including tall sizes, plus shoe sizes 10-16, in widths to 4E.