I registered to vote because my voice can impact change for today and for future generations.
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.
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.
- Every American should have a voice in our democracy.
- Voting should be safe and accessible to all who are eligible.
- 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.
At Target, we promote civic engagement among team members in a nonpartisan and inclusive way through the Citizens@Target network, encouraging team members to actively participate in democracy in a way that matters to them and providing them with the tools and resources to do so.
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.
Local government is very important to me, so being able to influence what happens in my community is one of the reasons I vote.
Target proudly supports and encourages our team members and guests to be active participants in democracy. We’ve partnered with a variety of nonpartisan national organizations who promote voting by raising awareness of elections and encouraging fair, accessible and safe voting, including: