Big names in the outdoor industry sometimes take action to encourage others to do the same. REI closed its doors last Black Friday to promote its message of Opt Outside. Today for Election Day, Patagonia takes the same stand, closing all US stores and offices to encourage you to get out and vote. Patagonia founder urges voters to consider the impact politicians can have on our environment, understand their platforms, and make sure your voice is heard at polls. Read the full story here.