Civic Activity

Civic participation is the backbone of a healthy democracy. We inspire a culture of civic engagement by encouraging participation in government and politics among our team members and guests.

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Building on a strong foundation of civic engagement

Since its founding, Target has proudly stood in support of democracy and encouraged our team members and guests to get engaged in the civic process and exercise their right to vote.

The following principles guide our decisions on when to engage in public policies related to our elections and voting:

We believe:

  • Every American should have a voice in our democracy.
  • Voting should be safe and accessible to all.
  • Elections must be fair and transparent.
  • Equal access to voting is required to have a more inclusive society.

We call on elected officials to ensure:

  • There are an adequate number of polling places and they are sufficiently staffed.
  • All polling places are free of intimidation and violence.
  • Changes to voting laws do not disproportionately impact Black communities, Indigenous communities and other communities of color.

Citizens@Target

At Target, we promote civic engagement among team members in a nonpartisan and inclusive way through the Citizens@Target network, encouraging all to get involved in the community in a way that matters to them and providing them with the tools and resources to do so.

Civic organizations

Target proudly supports and encourages our team members and guests to be active participants in democracy. We’ve partnered with a variety of nonpartisan organizations committed to civic engagement and making our democracy accessible, including:

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“I registered to vote because my voice can impact change for today and for future generations.”

THOMAS,
SERVICE AND ENGAGEMENT TEAM LEAD

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“I became a citizen when I was 28. Since then, I’ve voted in every election. It’s one important way we can create change.”

MONICA,
GUEST SERVICES TEAM LEAD

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“Local government is very important to me, so being able to influence what happens in my community is one of the reasons I vote.”

NOAH,
STORE TEAM LEAD