A group of CEOs has formed a coalition called A Day For Democracy, which includes a pledge by the participating employers to give their employees time off to vote — or to at least help them get registered. The non-partisan group, organized by Peter Palandjian of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, includes CEOs of local employers like Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts and The Boston Globe, as well as companies headed by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Steven Spielberg. The goal is to increase civic participation, which is generally low in the United States.

To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Palandjian and Linda Pizzuti Henry, managing director of The Boston Globe.