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CED Pledge Outlines How Business Leaders Can Support Safe, Accessible, & Credible Election


WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) released four initiatives business leaders can take to help achieve an accessible, safe, and credible election this November, endorsed by more than 40 of CED's Trustees.  Every community must address the public health threats posed by COVID-19 and facilitate safe participation. Business leaders, along with policymakers and election officials, can play a critical role in ensuring that voters do not need to choose between exercising their franchise and protecting their health. 

"Conducting elections during this crisis involves two distinct challenges: redesigning procedures to make voting safe during a pandemic, and ensuring that Americans believe the election was conducted fairly and accurately, with the results reflecting the will of the voters," said Lori Esposito Murray, President of CED. "Business leaders have important roles to play in achieving those goals."

As detailed in the pledge, business leaders can take the following actions to assist in the election effort:

For further reading, please see the latest in CED's series of 2020 Solutions Briefs, 2020 Election: Achieving a Safe, Accessible, and Credible Election during COVID-19, which includes detailed steps that both business leaders and policymakers can take to make voting safe during the election and to reinforce trust in its outcome.

About CED
The Committee for Economic Development is the Public Policy Center of The Conference Board that delivers well-researched analysis, and non-partisan, reasoned solutions in the nation's interest. www.ced.org

About The Conference Board
The Conference Board is the member-driven think tank that delivers trusted insights for what's ahead. Founded in 1916, we are a non-partisan, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States. www.conference-board.org

SOURCE Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board


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