City National Bank Joins “Time To Vote” Initiative
October 28, 2020
The bank joins more than 1,700 companies in giving colleagues “Time to Vote”
LOS ANGELES — City National Bank, America’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, today announced that it has joined the “Time To Vote” campaign – a nonpartisan, business-led initiative to increase voter participation in our country's elections.
As part of that, City National is taking the following steps to make it easier for colleagues to vote:
- All colleagues are provided with the necessary time off to vote.
- Colleagues are encouraged to minimize the number of meetings on Election Day (Nov. 3) in order to reduce barriers to voting.
- Colleagues who work at voting centers during the upcoming election will receive up to eight hours of paid volunteer time.
"Now, we must all exercise our right to vote," said Kelly Coffey, chief executive officer of City National. “We all have a voice, and it is our civic responsibility to use it."
“Time to Vote” was founded by Levi Strauss & Co., Patagonia and PayPal ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, when 411 companies representing all 50 states and a variety of industries joined. The coalition has grown to more than 1,700 companies and works to give employees the time and tools they need to exercise their right to vote in the 2020 presidential election.
About Time to Vote
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 and information about early voting or vote-by-mail options, offering paid time off on Election Day or making it a day without meetings. Time to Vote was founded by Levi Strauss & Co., Patagonia and PayPal ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, when 411 companies representing all 50 states and a variety of industries joined. For more information, visit maketimetovote.org.