With Donald Trump and Joe Biden neck to neck in the polls, this election is going to come down to the wire. This does not mean, however, that there are not stores and businesses who have endorsed Biden through their public announcements and their donations for reform in the American system. Therefore, if you are voting Democrat in this election, here are some businesses that you can donate to and show your spirit.
Airbnb: This vacation rental company has announced launching an initiative entitled “Project Lighthouse”. This project, supported by almost 500,000 Americans, “studies how perceived race affects [The Presidential Candidate’s] experiences on the platform”, according to the company. Because the majority of presidential candidates have been white males, Project Lighthouse plans to critique this concept and, like Biden, Airbnb supports racial equality for all. You can donate to Project Lighthouse by going to the website and searching for their policy on discrimination.
Cisco: This network company has also been “in touch” with Joe Biden’s campaign trail. Ever since the George Floyd incident, the company has donated a total of $5 million towards the Black Lives Matter movement. Cisco has also given their opinion towards Trump calling the pandemic the Chinese Virus. “You will be very happy to know that China, as Joe Biden states, is not a problem.”, says CEO Chuck Robbins. Therefore, your donations to Cisco will support both the Black Lives Matter movement and the Democratic Party as a whole.
Microsoft: The most successful computer and technology company in the world has also taken steps to aid Biden in his campaign. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has invested $150 million towards diversity and inclusion of Blacks, Hispanics, Latinos, and other minority groups. Another $23 was set aside for doubling the number of black workers by 2025. Another $100 million was donated towards depository institutions who have supported Biden. Safe to say, Microsoft has been rather supportive of Biden and by buying more Microsoft products, more money will be donated towards these communities.
Tic Tac: This Italian company, known for their mints, have been a strong advocate for women’s rights-another cause that Joe Biden supports. Numerous tweets have been made by the Tic Tac company about Trump’s shoddy treatment of women, especially during the 2016 election. Times have not changed as Trump has recently stated during a rally that he deserved a vote because “We’re getting your husbands back to work”. Tic Tac calls this behavior “completely inappropriate and unacceptable” and continues to fight for women’s rights, specifically women with breast cancer. The company urges consumers to donate money towards this cause, and many Democrats have taken great action.
Uber: According to an open letter by Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the company plans to donate $10 million towards providing anti racism education for drivers and riders. Like Microsoft, Uber also desires to double the number of black employees in the company through promotions and advertisement campaigns. “Ever since we stood in solidarity with the Black community, we have spent considerable time reflecting with employees and externally with experts about where we are today and what more we can do”, Krosrowshahi says. At the moment, if you click on the website, there will be information about the COVID-19 pandemic and discrimination in the world, and this is where you can go to donate and learn more information.
Reddit: This discussion website may be known for satirical humor, but it is dead serious in supporting Biden. According to an open letter by Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, the website plans to update content to remove any comment that may provoke racist remarks. Furthermore, when Reddit’s former CEO Alexis Ohanian resigned, he requested a Black man to replace him, thus increasing diversity. Simply by posting comments on Reddit endorsing Biden, you can show your support for the Democratic candidate and start a chain of people who will support Biden as well.
We may not know the result of this election yet, but these companies are doing their best to ensure victory for Biden. So if you are a Democrat, you can donate to these companies and, rest assured, your money will go towards a diverse and equal cause. The voting period may be over, but the impact companies can make towards the world is everlasting.