Election Web Site Aimed at ‘Building the Vote’
Building industry professionals who are interested in becoming involved in the political process and helping to elect pro-housing candidates on the federal and state level are encouraged to log on to www.BuildingTheVote.com, NAHB's political and grassroots action center.
Through a partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NAHB’s BuildingTheVote campaign empowers hundreds of thousands of pro-business Americans who contribute to the ongoing success of the home building industry 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 — some as much as 43 days early. BuildingTheVote.com provides information and assistance for voting-by-mail or in-person early voting
The Web site also contains important information on federal and state elections throughout the country. Registering with BuildingTheVote will provide access to information on candidates running anywhere in the U.S.
BuildingTheVote allows voters to demonstrate their commitment to responsible policies that meet the nation’s ongoing housing needs by enabling them to contact their elected officials about the issues that most affect their businesses. By clicking on such “hot topic” links as immigration, storm water permitting and tax reform, industry professionals can contact their legislators and let them know where they stand on these important issues.
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 Ashley Feaster at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8126.