Nike is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by becoming a member of an association called Time to Vote. Passed in 1965 and since amended many times, the Voting Rights Act serves essentially to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was ratified in 1870 (not long after the Civil War) and prohibits disenfranchisement over “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” (The Nineteenth Amendment extended these protections to sex in 1878.) Time to Vote was founded by a coalition of 411 U.S. companies shortly before the midterm elections of 2018, proclaims itself to be non-partisan and aims to increase voter turn-out. Rather than pay dues, the senior management of member companies “commit to making accommodations for workers that help [to] enable them to vote, such as paid time off on Election Day, making Election Day a day without meetings or providing resources for mail-in ballots and early voting.”