Builders Step Up Involvement as Races Enter Home Stretch
With the Nov. 7 elections fast approaching, building industry professionals who want to become involved in the political process and help to elect pro-housing candidates in federal and state races are encouraged to log on to www.BuildilngTheVote.com, (click here) NAHB's political and grassroots action center.
Through a partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NAHB’s BuildingTheVote campaign is giving hundreds of thousands of pro-business Americans who contribute to the ongoing success of the home building industry the opportunity to become active participants in this year’s elections.
“The past few elections have taught us an important lesson: elections can be won or lost by just a few votes,” said NAHB President David Pressly. “BuildingTheVote.com is an interactive Web site that will allow you to register to vote, apply for absentee or early voting, find out key election dates and deadlines, locate your polling place and learn more about the candidates running and the issues at stake.”
Fully 80% of the states today allow voters to go to the polls before Election Day. BuildingTheVote.com provides information and assistance for voting early by mail or in-person.
The Web site also contains important information on federal and state elections across the country. Registering with BuildingTheVote provides access to information on candidates running anywhere in the U.S.
BuildingTheVote also enables voters to contact their elected officials about “hot-topic” issues that most affect their businesses — including immigration, property rights, storm water permitting and tax reform.
The site also contains information on BUILD-PAC, NAHB’s political action committee, which is dedicated to helping elect pro-housing candidates to Congress.
“Political participation is one of the most precious liberties we enjoy as citizens, and it begins with you and me,” said Pressly. “I urge all housing professionals to take a few minutes and visit BuildingTheVote.com. Together, we can make a contribution to our communities, our industry and our families, one vote at a time.”
For more information, e-mail Molly Murray at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8282.