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NEMA ramps up Get Out the Vote effort.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 28, 2016 - NEMA is making efforts to increase voter registration and share electroindustry priorities for the coming election. To this end, the 2016 Election Center on the NEMA website provides information on the voter registration process, absentee and early voting, and the "dos and don’ts" of federal election law, in addition to summaries of NEMA’s positions on industry-related topics.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Ramps Up "Get Out the Vote" Effort for National Voter Registration Day

Press release date: Sep 27, 2016

Online election kit provides statistics, key electroindustry issues, registration links for employees

ROSSLYN, Va.—In anticipation of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is making efforts to increase voter registration and share electroindustry priorities for the coming election. To this end, the 2016 Election Center on the NEMA website provides information on the voter registration process, absentee and early voting, and the “dos and don’ts” of federal election law, in addition to summaries of NEMA’s positions on industry-related topics.

“NEMA recognizes that voting is one of our most important rights and responsibilities as American citizens,” said NEMA President and CEO Kevin Cosgriff. “To increase voter registration, we are providing an online toolkit that makes it as easy as possible for our member company executives to educate their employees on the various voting options employees might have, as well as information about key issues that affect the industry and, ultimately, jobs. We are committed to ensuring that everyone in the electroindustry has the information they need to make informed choices at the polls this November.”

“National Voter Registration Day is a great opportunity for member companies to conduct nonpartisan voter registration drives with employees, and the webpage serves as a one-stop shop for members to access and share NEMA’s positions on electroindustry issues,” added NEMA Vice President of Government Relations Kyle Pitsor.

To learn more, visit the NEMA Election Kit. To access voter registration information, visit www.nema.org/nema-vote-now.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year.

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