PRWeek says... get out and vote, and encourage your staff to vote

The best bit of work I'll be doing tomorrow will happen before I've even arrived in the office.

And I hope that for the majority of people working in UK PR, the most important thing they do on Thursday, 8 June, won't have anything to do with their day job.

It's not that I don't want PRWeek readers to be productive tomorrow - nor that I'm hoping for a day of fruitlessness in PRWeek Towers myself - but you will all (hopefully) be aware that there is something bigger happening.

I'll admit to being rather tired of what has been a turgid General Election campaign, and that having three major elections in three years has been pretty draining. I am feeling jaded, I am feeling cynical, I am looking forward to Friday when it's all over.

But I will still vote - and if you can, I implore you to do the same.

If you are an agency owner or line manager, please let your staff get in a bit late, leave a bit early or have an extended lunchbreak, to allow them to vote. Do this openly, overtly - encourage the fact that democracy and debate is important, especially among younger staff who are less likely to be engaged.

If you're reading this, chances are you work in PR and that being so, you work in a profession which relies on a free media and an open and transparent exchange of ideas; democracy, in short.

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