The National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) started a new website to publicize a national advocacy program to encourage manufacturers to vote in federal elections on Nov. 6, Herald Online reports.
One Voice, as the program is called, is promoting a Get Out the Vote initiative, informing manufacturers about congressional voting records related to manufacturing subjects so they can make educated decisions about the presidential and congressional races this election year. One Voice has posted its positions on key policy issues affecting manufacturing today, including energy, regulations, tax reform, trade enhancement and enforcement and workforce recruitment and training.
The site also offers downloadable posters that remind voters to go to the polls on Nov. 6and offers links to help those who have not yet registered to vote do so. If you haven’t yet registered, click here.
“Manufacturers have a great deal at stake on Nov. 6,” said PMA President Bill Gaskin in a statement. “Unless Congress acts, $5.4 trillion in tax increases, and $1.2 trillion in defense and domestic budget cuts due to sequestration, will begin on Jan. 1, 2013. This will devastate the economy and, in particular, our industry. We cannot overstate how important it is for everyone with a stake in the future of manufacturing in this country to go to the polls on election day and make their voice heard.”