With one week left until Election Day it is not too late to make a difference! We urge all of our colleagues to actively support the right to vote. Volunteer to work as election site monitors, help those in need get to the polls or complete and deliver a mail in ballot, or simply create an environment where peers and subordinates feel empowered to take a few hours off to go vote.

At Wilbanks Partners we declared Election Day an annual firm holiday in 2018, and have frequently discussed the importance and civic duty of voting. We are encouraged by the broad support these types of efforts are getting throughout the business world. Time To Vote makes a particularly direct and meaningful statement; ‘Time To Vote is a nonpartisan, business-led initiative to help ensure employees across America don’t have to choose between voting and earning a paycheck. Participation includes giving employees access to and information about early voting or vote-by-mail options, offering paid time off on Election Day or making it a day without meetings.’

The attention these programs are getting are an important reawakening of our civic duty as loyal Americans, and as responsible business professionals. We urge all our peers in the asset and wealth management business to participate in whatever fashion they deem appropriate. Employee morale and client confidence in your enterprise depends on responsible citizenship, as well as growth and profitability. Don’t get caught sitting on the sidelines! By Kate Kelly and


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