Fenwick Announces Election Day Will Be a Paid Holiday for Public Service and Voting

Fenwick has announced that it is launching a Voting Rights Initiative to support nonpartisan efforts to boost voter engagement in this year’s general election, and the firm has pledged to make Election Day a paid public service holiday this year so people at Fenwick can vote and volunteer on Election Day, November 3.

“Our voting initiative ties directly to Fenwick’s Action for Change and our promise to work toward equal justice through civic engagement,” said Fenwick Chair Richard Dickson. “Voting is the most powerful lever in a democracy, and the most effective way to bring about change at the local, county, state and national levels. I hope that other law firms and more companies will join in making similar investments to promote the civic engagement needed for a properly functioning democracy.”

Fenwick has joined with other leading businesses in the Civic Alliance and electionday.org in pledging to provide employees time off to vote and to participate in an Election Day of Service. Fenwick’s voting initiative will include volunteer and community service opportunities for people to engage in nonpartisan election activities—including get-out-the-vote letter-writing campaigns, hosting and staffing an Election Protection call center, poll monitor training and support, and supporting nonpartisan organizations working for voter protection, registration and outreach.

Leading up to Fenwick’s public service holiday on Election Day, the voting initiative will also provide eligible voters at Fenwick with information on how to register to vote, apply for mail-in or absentee ballots and locate polling places.

About Fenwick

Fenwick provides comprehensive legal services to leading technology and life sciences companies — at every stage of their lifecycle — and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions in areas ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. For more information, please visit fenwick.com.

About the Civic Alliance

The Civic Alliance is a growing, nonpartisan business coalition that strengthens our democracy by supporting safe, healthy and trusted elections and inspiring every American to participate in shaping our country’s future. Founded by the CAA Foundation and Democracy Works, the Civic Alliance cultivates a community of companies united by a shared belief that an active democracy is good for business, and an engaged business community is good for democracy. With its valuable tools, resources, events and partnership opportunities, the Civic Alliance helps companies engage employees and consumers as active participants in civic life. Join us at civicalliance.com.