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Make Your Voice Heard This Election Year
Four Steps You Can Take To Make A Difference For General Aviation
In this election year, it is as important as ever for people in the business aviation community to tell candidates for elected office what business aviation is all about and why it is essential in America today. NBAA's work to promote the industry's significance only will be effective – in this election year, or in any year – if candidates and elected officials are hearing your voice as well. There is nobody that a candidate or elected official will be more influenced by than you, a constituent and voter. Below are four simple steps you can take to get involved, make the voice of the business aviation community heard and help ensure that the candidates elected in November are aware of the industry's concerns and priorities.
Step One: Determine Who Is Running For Election.
Business aviation has a presence in every state and congressional district. Learn who is running for election in November in your state.
Step Two: Determine Where The Candidates Stand on GA Issues.
NBAA works continually to highlight the importance of business aviation all across America, and a number of policymakers have raised their hands in support of the industry in recent years. For example, General Aviation Caucuses have formed in the U.S. House and Senate, and a host of governors have issued proclamations supporting business aviation. Find out if a candidate for governor, the House or the Senate in your state has stood up for the business aviation community.
Step Three: Let The Candidates Know Where You Stand On GA Issues.
Use the candidates' web sites to get in touch with their campaigns. Call the campaign office. Send an email to the candidate. Attend a political event. Emphasize that business aviation is important to you and other voters. When doing so, introduce yourself and discuss your first-hand experience in business aviation, and how it benefits your company, or your community. Remind candidates business aviation supports jobs, economic activity and local investment. For incumbent House and Senate lawmakers, you can use NBAA's Contact Congress resource to send a message introducing yourself, explaining the importance of business aviation to your company and your state, and asking them to support the industry.
Step Four: Vote!
Use this web site to find the polling place designated for you to cast your vote. The web site makes this determination by simply asking you to enter your home address. A hotline is also provided for people who have questions or need additional information. Visit website now.
2012 Election News
Just Over 40 Days Until the November Elections – Do You Know Where Candidates Stand?
September 24, 2012
As of today, 44 days remain until the national elections on November 6th, and NBAA has an online "Election 2012" resource to help inform people in the business aviation community about all candidates, from the presidential contenders, to the congressional candidates, to those running for a seat in the legislature in each state. The resource also maps out four simple steps for people to get involved, and help ensure that the candidates elected in November are aware of the industry's priorities. Read more about NBAA's Election 2012 resource.
Conventions Are an Opportunity to Highlight Industry’s Importance
August 27, 2012
Representatives from NBAA will join their counterparts at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association at the upcoming political conventions, starting with the Republican National Convention that kicks off today in Tampa, FL. The Democratic National Convention follows one week later, beginning Sept. 4 in Charlotte, NC. Staffers from both organizations will speak with convention attendees about the many economic benefits that general aviation provides, including support of a robust manufacturing base and a significant source of well-paying jobs. In particular, NBAA representatives will be on-hand to provide information about the productivity advantages that business aviation provides to companies of all sizes, as well as the economic lifeline it offers to thousands of smaller communities across the country that have little or no airline service. Read more about NBAA’s role at the RNC and DNC.