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Voting Rights

Voting Rights

Protection of fair and free elections is a cornerstone of our democracy. A healthy democracy is one in which votes are not systematically suppressed due to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, or socioeconomic status, and all can easily exercise their constitutional right to vote. 

Our voice: 

  • Support for HR1 
  • Took a stance against oppressive statewide voting practice that disproportionately impacts people of color, including the Georgia voting law 
  • Expressed support for reinstatement of voting rights for formerly incarcerated individuals 
  • Partnered with When We All Vote to get communities out to vote 

Our money: 

  • Partnered with Rock the Vote through our “Donate the Change” program and America Votes 

Our practices: 

  • We use our bank branches as voter registration centers 
  • We give our employees paid time off to vote
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Putting our mission into action

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racial justice

Today, Amalgamated Bank announced its endorsement of HR 40, which is calling upon the Federal Government to form a Commission to explore reparations for African Americans. As of now, we are the first major U.S. bank to endorse HR 40, but are hopeful we are not the last.

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LGBTQ+ justice

Amalgamated Bank was founded almost 100 years ago to create a diverse, inclusive, and egalitarian community for labor workers. These tenets of our founding are elevated again today as we proudly announce that the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (HRC CEI) has designated Amalgamated Bank “One of the Best Places to Work” in 2021.

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racial justice

Last week, Amalgamated Bank issued a public statement on our support for Black Lives Matter and promised that tangible actions would be forthcoming. I am sharing with you where we are now, just a little over a week later, and where I believe we can head in the future.