Business Alliance for Effective Democracy
The Business Alliance for Effective Democracy is a select group of major U.S. corporations seeking improvements to democracy. The Business Alliance prioritizes policies that enhance the voting experience, inspire confidence in election results, and foster collaboration and bipartisanship in our governing institutions, especially Congress.
BPC’s Democracy Program provides member companies with critical real-time analysis and insight to help them navigate new policy and political developments—and regular convenings of the Alliance provide a private forum for a dialogue among peers about these topics.
If you're interested in learning more about the Business Alliance for Effective Democracy or BPC’s Democracy Program, please contact Pamela Larkin.
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What the Business Alliance Does
BPC Democracy provides expert insight into the voting process to Business Alliance employees and executives.
- Company-Specific Election Engagement Plans
- Lunch-and-Learns for Members’ Employees
- Educational Videos for Voters
Election Day Support
BPC Democracy connects Business Alliance members directly with state and local election officials who communicate their resource and support needs.
- Providing Election Officials with Necessary Supplies
- Informing Employees about Poll Worker Opportunities
- Providing Space for Polling Places
BPC Democracy monitors the election landscape and highlights for Business Alliance members opportunities for impactful engagement.
- Thought Leadership on the Role of Businesses in Elections
- Webinar: How to Support Election Officials
- Trainings for Election Officials
Influencing Public Policy
BPC Democracy works with Business Alliance members to present lawmakers with bipartisan, fact-based recommendations for election policy that serves all voters.
- Engaging Lawmakers in the Policy Development Process
- Internal Sharing of Insights and Recommendations
Kick Start your Company's Civic Engagement
BPC Democracy has assessed each Business Alliance member’s civic engagement practices and collected key insights that any company can use to kick start their civic engagement efforts.Get In Touch
Civic Engagement Checklist
How do your company’s civic engagement efforts compare with industry best practices? If there’s room for your efforts to grow, BPC Democracy can help your team meet all your civic engagement goals!Download the Engagement Checklist
Let us know how your company did! To connect with our voting and election experts, please contact Pam Larkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Business Alliance's Principles for Voter Access and Integrity
- Election policy is best and most durable when constructed and passed in a bipartisan way with the input of election officials responsible for implementing new provisions.
- Policymakers should promote easy access to voter registration and the ballot without prohibitive barriers. Early voting, including weekends, and absentee voting should be made available to all Americans as a convenient suite of options in addition to standard voting on Election Day.
- Elections must be secure. Voter rolls should be consistently and accurately maintained. No one who is ineligible to vote should be able to successfully cast a ballot. Americans should cast voter verifiable ballots that represent the ballot of record for recounts and audits.
- Election laws that target a specific group’s ability to participate in American democracy or usurp the will of voters and authority of election officials are antithetical to our system.
- Election laws should preserve the will of voters and bolster the safety and integrity of election officials. Election workers and voters should be protected against threats, intimidation, and violence.
- American democracy deserves ample resource investments at the local, state, and federal level. Election officials must have access to consistent and sufficient funding to effectively administer elections, count the vote, and implement new policy mandates.