The Power of One
It’s no mystery, we are living through a crucial moment in American history. A moment along our timeline that will be remembered and retold for generations. And you (yes YOU!) are a critical part of how this story unfolds.
For 53 years, we have believed in the transformative power of One. One bold idea. One safer ingredient. One sustainable act.
Because we’ve seen firsthand how small acts can make a big difference. It’s this “every single act matters” philosophy that has helped us achieve massive, otherwise intimidating things, like becoming a Climate Positive Manufacturer (we’re carbon neutral, water neutral and zero waste certified).
The Power of One mentality has never been more important than when it comes to your vote. Recent history has shown us that winning margins can be tight, and a series of narrow wins or losses can swing election outcomes—important outcomes like the balance of power in Congress, where laws are made that affect your daily life. Education, healthcare, the economy, environmental protection—they can all be profoundly affected by your one vote.
In the 2016 presidential election, six states were won by less than 2 percent margin—in New Hampshire, that was only 2,701 votes. In the Senate many races were tight too, including wins by just 1.4 percent in Pennsylvania and 0.14 percent in New Hampshire. And elections aren’t only national, they’re local. Voters in your town will decide on ballot measures that directly affect you, like taxes, workers’ rights, and infrastructure improvements.
Make a plan to vote
This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to make a plan on how to vote safely. The good news is there are more options than ever for casting your ballot, and they vary depending on where you live. You may be able to vote early by mail or in person at an early voting location.
Step one is to register to vote—or if you think you’re registered, or to check your voter registration status. There are many great resources online to help you get started, like vote.org. Depending on your state, you can also request an absentee ballot or find your designated polling place.
If you’re voting in person, plan to protect yourself by wearing a mask, keeping safe spacing from others, and washing or sanitizing your hands often. If you’re voting by mail, plan to vote early. You can find information about voting by mail and early in-person voting in your state at websites like voter.org, Plan Your Vote, and Advance Voting 2020.
Use Your ONE
Your One can lead to better wages, better healthcare, better education, more equal opportunity, safer neighborhoods and a better quality of life for families in America.
It’s time to use your One, because your One matters. VOTE.