PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With one of the lowest voter turnouts of any country, the U.S. is
considered a laggard in getting its citizens into the voting booth on
election day. Based on the estimated voting-age population, the U.S.
ranks 31st out of 35 countries that comprise the Organization for
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) . One proposal to improve
that statistic is to declare election day a national holiday. Because
that would require an act of Congress, it’s unlikely to happen for
several election cycles. In the meantime, a group of tech entrepreneurs
is moving ahead to encourage their employees to vote by making November
8 a company holiday.
One of those entrepreneurs is Yuri Sagalov, co-founder and CEO of
collaboration software startup AeroFS/Amium, based in Palo Alto. Yuri’s
blog posting about this issue can be found at tinyurl.com/z27mw37.
The complete list of participating companies can be found here: http://takeoffelectionday.com/companies.
With Amium, the industry’s first content-centric collaboration solution,
AeroFS changes the way enterprise teams work. The cloud-based Amium
solution unifies file sharing, file synchronization, team messaging, and
associated collaboration activities in one place and in real time to
make teamwork more efficient. AeroFS collaboration solutions help
customers in marketing, design, financial services, government, energy,
and other sectors improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their work
teams. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and is
funded by blue-chip investors, including Avalon Ventures, Andreessen
Horowitz and Y Combinator. Learn more about AeroFS at aerofs.com.
 Pew Research: U.S.
voter turnout trails most developed countries, August 2, 2016
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