Idea Grove Makes Election Day a Company Holiday, Joins “A Day for Democracy” to Encourage Civic Engagement

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To help increase voter turnout, Dallas agency stands with 250+ organizations to advocate for employee participation in the 2020 election.

Scott Baradell, Idea Grove Founder and CEO

“Election Day is the single most important day for our democracy; it should be honored and celebrated. All of us – including America’s employers – should do what we can to make voting easier,” said Idea Grove CEO Scott Baradell.

Idea Grove, a Dallas-based unified PR and marketing agency for B2B technology companies, today announced that it has joined A Day for Democracy, a nonpartisan initiative that encourages CEOs to provide time off for employees to vote and otherwise participate in elections at all levels.

“Election Day is the single most important day for our democracy; it should be honored and celebrated. All of us – including America’s employers – should do what we can to make voting easier,” said Idea Grove CEO Scott Baradell. “For this reason, Idea Grove is adding Election Day as a paid holiday for our employees, not only on Nov. 3, but every two years from now on.

“We also are encouraging and supporting every employee’s efforts to take part in the election process by becoming a paid poll worker, volunteering at the polls or in other ways—such as providing childcare, elder care or rides to the polls so that others in the community can vote.”

Election-related deadlines are quickly approaching in Texas and nationwide. October 5 is the last day to register to vote in Texas, and October 23 is the deadline to request an absentee ballot for those voters who qualify. Additionally, early voting in Texas runs from October 13 to October 30.

“Even though Election Day is now a holiday at Idea Grove, we recommend to our employees that they beat the crowds by voting during the early voting period,” Baradell said. “Because high turnout and long lines are expected on Election Day, we urge all Americans to vote prior to Nov. 3 if possible.”

Some specific ways to get involved in this year’s election process include:

  • Check online to ensure you’re registered to vote. Vote.org informs you of your registration status, offers polling locations as well as highlighting key dates and information needed to get registered.
  • Volunteer in your community. Become a poll worker (during early voting or day-of) to assist voters. Become a deputy registrar to officially register voters. Or find ways to help those communities that may need voting assistance.
  • Spread the word in your workplace, community and online. Keep it nonpartisan, simple and focused on how to vote, with straightforward information on candidates and any relevant ballot information.
  • Review and share up-to-date COVID-19 information. Voting can be done very safely, so make a plan and prepare in advance to protect yourself and your loved ones.

To learn more about A Day for Democracy and to get involved, visit the initiative’s website for resources, information and support.

About Idea Grove
Since 2005, Idea Grove has distinguished itself as that rare agency that truly understands growth-oriented B2B technology companies and their buyers. Idea Grove’s unified PR and marketing service offering has been built from the ground up with the specific challenges of B2B tech in mind, including grasping complex technologies, maintaining momentum through long sales cycles, and influencing the decision-making of both business and IT buyers. Idea Grove can be reached at inquiries@ideagrove.com or 972.235.3439.

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