Protect Democracy

Overview

Protect Democracy

As part of our ongoing election information campaign, American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) is closely monitoring voter rights policy across the country. Strong leadership is needed to ensure a fair and free democracy, and ASBC strongly supports all business leaders who are dedicated to breaking down the barriers that exist for voters across the nation.

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Read the Business Case for Supporting Voter Access and Strengthening Democracy Here

Voting is a cornerstone characteristic for a functioning democracy and preserving rule of law. In the United States, voter turnout lags most developed countries, with only 56% of voter-age Americans turning out in the 2016 election. For a well-functioning and sustainable economy, businesses must support participation amongst its stakeholder groups in all democratic rights and responsibilities and advocate for voter laws to reflect the constantly changing times.

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ASBC Victory 10+ year Congressional fight won! Anonymous shell companies banned.
December 11, 2020

Congress finally passed Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 to end legalized corporate secrecy in the US.

Read the press release below:

With Veto-Proof Majority, Senate Sends Landmark Bill Ending Anonymous Companies to President’s Desk

Historic Senate Vote Approving Corporate Transparency Act — a Part of the National Defense Authorization Act — Follows Veto-Proof Approval by House on Tuesday