The brewery released a new beer called Voters' Day Off. On one side is a label that tells you its goals. The other side is an actual petition to make Election Day a holiday, and you can sign right on the can. Blue Point has confirmed this isn't just a clever design. They genuinely intend to deliver the aluminum petitions to Washington D.C. on October 24.
Many people who want to sign the aluminum petition will have to drop their signature online because Voters' Day Off is only available in the Blue Point taproom.
It's far from the first push to make Election Day a holiday, and there are many organizations actively campaigning for the change. However, Blue Point isn't just building a petition, it's demonstrating one way to help eliminate barriers to voting. They're joining a growing number of companies that have taken matters into their own hands and are giving their employees the day off of work on Election Day.
The midterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6.