October 28 2016
San Clemente, CA; October 28, 2016 – The Surfrider Foundation will participate in #TakeTuesday – giving its employees a paid day off to vote on Election Day, on November 8, 2016. Take Tuesday is a campaign that asks companies to make Election Day an internal national holiday so everyone has the opportunity to make their voice be heard on the ballot. Surfrider joins the ranks of corporations like Chrysler, Ford, GM, Shopify and our close partner, Patagonia participating in this campaign.
“Surfrider achieves its mission largely through civic engagement and based on the decisions of elected officials. Voting is fundamental to our democratic system makes a huge difference for the health of our ocean, waves and beaches at every level of government.” stated Dr. Chad Nelsen, CEO of the Surfrider Foundation. “We hope that more businesses and organizations will provide their employees the time to go to the polls on November 8.”
Find more information about Take Tuesday here. To learn more about the issues facing our ocean this election, please read here.