MOD Super-Fast Pizza Holdings announced its 2020 voter engagement initiative, “MOD the Vote.” To encourage members of the MOD Squad to use their voices in this upcoming election, and to provide communities with useful voter information and resources, the people-first brand is rolling out the following:
Time off to vote: The 8,500+ Squad members who work in company-owned locations will receive time off to vote to ensure work is not a barrier against getting to the polls.
Voter resource page: MOD has launched www.modpizza.com/vote, providing robust voting information and resources for the MOD Squad and customers, including links for voter registration, eligibility, deadlines and state-by-state polling details.
MOD the Vote stamp on pizza boxes: Starting today through Election Day on November 3, every MOD Pizza box will be imprinted with the “MOD the Vote” stamp, to encourage customers to visit MOD’s voter information page.
Social Stories: On its social platforms, MOD will share first-person voter stories from passionate Squad members from across the country.
“We strongly believe that every voice deserves to be heard and voting is one of the most powerful ways to create the future you want to see. With seventy-percent of our Squad members under the age of 24 – and many new voters – we wanted to make sure that MOD stepped up to support their right to vote,” says Scott and Ally Svenson, co-founders, MOD Pizza. “In an ongoing effort to be of service to the amazing people of MOD, this initiative is intended to uplift and empower our Squads to ensure their voices are heard.”
To inspire and encourage fellow Squad members to vote, many MOD employees have shared their personal stories and passion for voting, some of which will be shared on MOD Pizza social channels in the lead up to Election Day. Among them is Will, a member of the MOD Squad who was formerly incarcerated, “I was released from prison in October 2011, and on November 6, 2012, I was able to cast my vote. I know that my vote matters not only in the Presidential race, but in all local and state races, and that I can make a difference in my community and in the lives of those around me.”
"Don't assume young people only care about celebrities or pop culture,” says Christopher, a Squad member and young voter. “Voters have the power to shape outcomes for this nation, but only if they provide input and show up on Election Day to vote. People need to vote like it matters. Because then it will.”