PTO and poll working: Here’s what Election Day looks like for these tech employers

This election year has been unlike any other in American history.

With an ongoing pandemic, and while millions of people still work and attend school from home, options like mail-in voting, early voting and one-stop voting centers have popped up across the region. Election Day will likely be more like Election Week, New York Times’ opinion writer-at-large covering technology Charlie Warzel told us during a keynote at’s Developers Conference last week.

And similarly to how companies have had to figure out how to address these and other “big issues” this year, many have chosen to make voting and Election Day a part of their company’s policy.

Power Home Remodeling, which previously offered two hours of flex time to go vote on Election Day, this year rolled out a companywide campaign called “Power the Vote” in an effort to educate employees and encourage them to vote. The campaign also includes the new policy of giving a full paid day off on Election Day to all 2,700 employees, and encourages them to volunteer in their communities by helping others register to vote, advocating for voter rights or as serving as a poll worker on Election Day.

“With the current climate of the world and this year’s primaries, we learned [the original policy was] clearly not enough — we knew we had to do better,” Chellsy Mysza, a company communication specialist told

Michelle Bauer, Power Home Remodeling’s VP of public relations, brought up the change during an Introduced by conference panel last week on how companies are transforming this year, saying that employees can also be paid by Power for their volunteer hours.

“We’re really trying to support those conversations in a way that people can be civil about it, and supporting that voting message for sure,”

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Michael Cohen is working to free whistleblower Reality Winner jailed by the Trump administration

By Frances Mulraney For

14:44 06 Oct 2020, updated 14:45 06 Oct 2020

  • Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen says he is working to secure compassionate release for a whistleblower imprisoned by the White House
  • Reality Winner, 28, was sentenced to five years in prison in 2018 for leaking documents detailing the Russian hack on the US election to the media
  • The former NSA contractor has been repeatedly denied compassionate release despite a coronavirus outbreak in the prison
  • Cohen said he is meeting with a lawyer this week to take a ‘deep dive’ on Winner’s case  
  • He claimed it was part of making amends for his previous life as Trump’s attorney
  • The same year Winner was charged for the Russian leak, Cohen pleaded guilty to lying about Trump’s business dealings in Russia

President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen says he is working to free a whistleblower imprisoned by the White House for leaking classified documents on Russian efforts to hack the US election. 

Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner, 28, was sentenced to five years in prison in 2018 for supplying documents detailing the hack on US election infrastructure to a news website. 

Cohen, who the same year pleaded guilty to lying about Trump’s business dealings in Russia, told Business Insider he is meeting with an attorney this week to take a ‘deep dive’ into Winner’s case in the hopes of securing her compassionate release. 

He added that he felt undertaking Winner’s case was in part to ‘make amends’ for his previous life as the president’s attorney.  

Michael Cohen, the former lawyer for US President Donald Trump, has said he is working to secure compassionate release for a whistleblower imprisoned by the White House for leaking classified documents on Russian efforts to hack the US election
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Big Santa Clara housing complex and working farm get key funding

SANTA CLARA — A unique mixed-use project of affordable homes and a working farm proposed for Santa Clara has landed key financing from a state bond, clearing the way for a construction start next year, the developers said.

Agrihood, which will consist of 361 homes and an urban farm across the street from the Westfield Valley Fair mall, has obtained $50 million in tax-exempt bonds from the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, Core Cos., the developer of the Santa Clara project, said.

“Our success in securing bond financing reflects the importance of the Agrihood in providing stable, sustainable housing,” said Vince Cantore, a vice president of development with Core Cos.

The 361 new homes in Agrihood will include 181 that will be offered at below-market rates. Of the 181 affordable homes, 165 will be set aside for low-income seniors.

Along with the housing, Agrihood will also offer an urban farm, a cafe, a community room, and learning shed.

“Creating communities like Agrihood that have been intentionally designed to combine high-density living, social services, and access to healthy produce are needed now more than ever,” Cantore said.

Construction should begin in 2021, Core Cos. said.

Agrihood can also help address at least some uncertainties and health worries ushered in by the coronavirus, Core Cos. said.

“The focus on our residents’ health and wellness is incredibly important in these challenging times,” the developer said Wednesday.

Proposals had emerged as early as 2005 for affordable homes on that site, which for a number of years had been used for agricultural research by the University of California.

Neighbors, however, opposed the notion of affordable homes on the property and the outcry torpedoed the 2005 proposal.

Now, however, with a project groundbreaking in view for some time during the first three months of 2021, those

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Essential Keys To Beginning, Maintaining, Or Working A Handyman Business Or Being A Residence Contractor

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Suggestions for Working With Drywall Repair Contractors

Similar to with paint, drywalling can be a method that’s really labor intensive, so the drywall repair contractors you employ should be experienced at their work, as any kind of imperfections will certainly begin to turn up as soon as all the job has been completed. That’s why it’s crucial that you take time when searching for drywall contractors near you, to find a person who can be relied on to do the work well.

You might not understand this, however mounting drywall is made up of 2 different work. Mounting the sheetrock is the initial task, and also this entails shaping, cutting as well as setting the panels into location, rounding off by attaching them. Job number two is taping the joints as well as sealing them in addition to the screwheads, making use of drywall compound. The 2nd component of the job rotates around sanding as well as coating the surface areas up until the corners as well as wall surfaces are smooth, and also preferably, you are not able to tell where one sheet ends and the various other one starts.

When you take into consideration all this, it must be clear that you require to take certain actions when hiring drywall repair contractors, to guarantee you work with the appropriate person for the job.

Just what is the Scope of the Project?

The initial point you should take into consideration before you begin seeking drywall repair contractors is to analyze the scope of the project. Any little drywall repair service jobs could normally be handled by DIY, yet if you are looking at an extra considerable task that is composed of fixing one or more areas in your house, you should work with an expert drywall repair professional in your location. By doing this, you can …

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