That means ensuring fair and equal access to the polls, and doing everything possible to make voting easy, obvious, and accessible. Yet legislation being proposed in 47 states across the U.S. may prevent voters from having that fair and equal opportunity to vote. We made a commitment to become an antiracist company, which includes working toward equity in our voting laws. These legislative efforts run counter to our beliefs.
More immediately, the laws that passed in Georgia, where Twilio has offices, may have a profound impact on eligible voters’ and Twilio employees’ right to vote freely. We must demand better and actively work to support voter rights and our democracy.
Twilio is taking three key actions to do this. We’re calling on business leaders, employees, and the wider community to encourage others to support voting access, fund organizations increasing voter participation, and provide tools to increase voter engagement and empowerment.