- Ripple joined the Civic Alliance to encourage voting and promote democracy.
- The company is now in the same alliance as many of the biggest companies in the US.
- Many are offering paid leave so their employees could go out and vote today, right before the election.
Ripple, the crypto startup behind one of the world’s largest cryptocurrencies, XRP, has recently announced that it joined the Civic Alliance. The alliance’s goal is to promote democracy in the US by encouraging impartial voter participation, and by joining it, Ripple seemingly decided to take on the same mission.
What is the goal of the Alliance?
The Civic Alliance is massive and quite powerful, currently consisting of 936 members. That includes some of the biggest names in the business world, such as Amazon, PayPal, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, Starbucks, McDonald’s, and many others.
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In total, it is estimated that the Alliance can reach over 5 million employees through its member firms. Meanwhile, its most important message is that every American has a voice, and that every American should be able to use theirs.
The Alliance recognizes that each of its member companies is unique, but that they are all united in their belief in democracy and voicing opinions and beliefs. Currently, the Alliance is mostly focusing on supporting ‘safe, healthy, and trustworthy elections.’
Ripple itself seems more than willing to join up and support this, noting on Twitter that “We believe voting should be safe and accessible to everyone, everywhere. That’s why Ripple is 100% in #ForDemocracy with @CivicAlliance.“
The day of the election has arrived
As some may know, there are three demands that companies wishing to become and remain members need to pledge to. Those include providing secure assess to elections for all voters, recognizing the state and local election officials as a trusted source for certified results, and lastly, members must be patient and wait for the voting counts to complete.
Members of the Alliance are known for encouraging their employees to vote so much, that they are also willing to offer them paid leave or flexible working hours, just so they could go and vote.
Of course, due to the coronavirus pandemic, a large part of the voting will be done online or through postal voting, which has been a long-term debate between Republicans and Democrats.
However, the current president, Donald Trump, called postal voting ‘the biggest scam in history,’ so the debate is likely to continue. In any event, the election of the next US president will take place today, and the results could have serious impact on the crypto industry.