Tech Startups Pledge to Give U.S. Employees Election Day Off

  • CEOs behind the initiative have been vocally anti-Trump
  • ‘Given the stark choices, people are activating themselves’

More than 70 technology startups and venture capital firms, including Spotify Ltd., SurveyMonkey.com LLC and August Capital, say they’ll give U.S. employees time off -- the whole day if necessary -- to vote in the presidential election. The initiative is being driven by tech executives who have been outspoken critics of Donald Trump, including some who say electing the Republican nominee would slow innovation and damage the economy.

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