Election 2012: Every Vote Counts
October 11, 2012 | Recognizing the significant
impact that the 2012 election will have on the Toy Industry Association
(TIA) and its members, all U.S. businesses, and the nation as a whole,
TIA has provided its members and their employees with an “Election
Resource Guide” containing key information about each
candidate’s political platform and details on how to register to
“An election is such an important event in our society and
voting is a crucial part of the democratic process,” explains Andy
Hackman, TIA vice president of government affairs. “We hope that
TIA members and employees will take advantage of the wealth of
information available to today’s voter.”
TIA’s “Election Resource Guide” draws from
well-respected, non-partisan information and voter guides that span
national, state and local elections. The Guide also includes important
information on voting registration.
DISCLAIMER: The Toy
Industry Association does not endorse political parties or candidates
and there is no endorsement implied. The websites listed below are
provided for informational purposes only.
- Register to Vote
Voter registration information, early and absentee voting and polling
locations on Election Day (zip code specific).
Learn more about each Presidential candidate’s stance on key
policy issues (Economy and Jobs, Taxes and the Deficit, National
Security, Health Care, Immigration, and Energy and the Environment).
Association of Manufacturers Voter Guide
The NAM website provides you with a side-by-side comparison of candidate
positions on issues important to the manufacturing sector (some zip code
specific information is available).
NOTE: This Voter Guide was prepared using input provided directly
by the candidates; not all candidates returned information
- Project Vote Smart – Voter
A non-partisan website that offers a look at candidates running for
office based on background information, issue positions, voting records,
campaign finances, interest group ratings, and speeches and public
“Members of the toy industry who vote in this election will
ultimately have an impact on the various policies and legislation that
will affect toy companies in the years to come,” added Hackman.
“Every vote counts … and education and action are the key to
ensuring that leaders are elected who will reflect our individual
For more information, contact TIA’s assistant manager of
external affairs, Amber