Election 2012

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Just Over 40 Days Until the November Elections – Do You Know Where Candidates Stand?

September 24, 2012

Forty-four days remain until the national elections on November 6th, and it’s clear that business aviation has a lot riding on this year’s election. A host of regulatory and tax issues affecting the industry are on the table for the next president and Congress. For that reason, it’s important that the voices of everyone who supports business aviation are heard.

NBAA's work on behalf the industry is most effective when incumbents and challengers hear from members of the industry on the local level. Nothing influences candidates more than a call or an email from a constituent and voter.

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.

Step One – Determine who the candidates are in your district. By entering an address and zip code, the site directs users to a list of their local candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The site also enables users to find information on specific candidates by performing searches using a last name.

Step Two – See where the candidates stand on issues affecting business aviation. Among other information, users can find out whether a candidate is a member of the general aviation caucuses in the House or Senate, or if a gubernatorial candidate has issued any state proclamations supporting GA.

Step Three – Tell candidates in your area where you stand on GA issues. The site puts users in direct contact with the candidates’ websites and campaigns. You can call the campaign office, send an email or attend a political event. Explain to candidates in your area why business aviation is important to you and everyone in your community. Users also will find guidelines on contacting candidates.

Step Four – Vote! The NBAA site connects users directly to the Vote411.org web page so voters can find their local polling place.

NBAA's Election 2012 resource also offers the latest 2012 election news to help keep users informed on the issues affecting GA.