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Patagonia is giving its workers Election Day off -- and says you should, too

July 7, 2018View for printing

he outdoor retailer Patagonia will close up shop this Election Day, and it's urging other companies to do the same.

Four years ago, voter participation hit its lowest since World War II, with only 36 percent of the voting-age population making it to the polls. A 2014 Pew Research Center study found that voters were likely to miss the midterms because they were indifferent about voting, had trouble with the voting process or because of structural forces, like job or school schedules that couldn't budge.

In the past, Patagonia -- known for its advocacy of environmental causes -- has encouraged people to vote with the planet in mind.

By Rachel Siegel

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/b ... eaaf80cc921
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