Employers: Encourage Staff to Get Out and Vote!

Employers: Encourage Staff to Get Out and Vote!

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry.

Andrew Quinn, President & CEO, ILSCO Corporation, and Chair, NEMAPAC

With federal and state elections taking place in November, this is a good time for company executives to discuss with their employees the impact policy issues have on operations, jobs, and growth, as well as to encourage active participation in elections. These efforts, commonly known as Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts, do not endorse any candidate and are designed to support the exercise of a most important constitutional right—the right to vote.

According to a report by Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) in 2014, employers are a more credible source of information for an employee on political and public policy issues than both parties combined.

NEMA Members and their employees are encouraged to become directly involved in policy and political processes through GOTV advocacy efforts. Online tools include information on how to:

For more information about NEMA’s political and election activities, visit www.nema.org/vote.

www.bipac.net/2014/BIPAC_Market_Research_Report_Jan2015.pdf

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