Patagonia reported that more than 700 companies have joined “Time to Vote” this year, a business-led and nonpartisan, US-American coalition founded by Levi Strauss & Co., Patagonia and PayPal ahead of the 2018 midterm elections that aims to increase voter participation. Several companies, including The North Face and New Balance, have announced a variety of measures to ensure their employees are able to fully participate in the general election, such as making Election Day a paid company holiday, offering paid time off on Election Day and actively promoting initiatives such as early voting and vote-by-mail, particularly in light of the challenges presented by voting amid a global pandemic. Time to Vote is asking more companies to join the movement and commit to giving its employees the time and resources they need to vote. The goal is to have more than 1,000 companies – from a diverse set of industries representing every state – join the movement before the upcoming presidential elections on November 3.