When we think of Old Navy, we think of cute clothes with an inexpensive price tag. We don’t think of voting, but that’s about to change. 

Old Navy wants to encourage its employees to volunteer to work the polls on election day, and they are doing that by offering to pay any employee who works at a polling location. The employee would be compensated for an 8-hour work day even though the employee wouldn’t be showing up for work.

According to a news release, “Old Navy is working in partnership with the Civic Alliance and Power the Polls in a national movement to recruit 250,000 new poll workers to ensure polling sites stay open and operate efficiently across the country on November 3.”

The news release went on to explain why it is so important to Old Navy that their employees participate in the democratic process. “Since 1994, Old Navy has celebrated belonging and inclusivity, and has stood for its commitment to equality, celebrating differences and advocating for every voice…With a workforce that mirrors the make-up of America, Old Navy is encouraging its field employees to engage with the democratic process to show that every voice and action counts.”

Nancy Green, the Head of Old Navy, explained, “We are constantly inspired by our store teams, with their passion for community work and fostering a sense of belonging both in and outside of our store walls. Every voice in this country matters and deserves to be heard at the polls, and if we at Old Navy can be even a small part of making that process more accessible to the communities we call home, we are on board.”

For more about Old Navy’s effort to encourage employees to volunteer as poll workers, watch the video below

 

Old Navy has 1,000 locations and 50,000 employees. If their employees work that polls that would definitely make a nice contribution to the 250,000 poll workers that need to be recruited.

Have you ever worked at a polling location?