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 vote.

“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).

  • National 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 Guide
    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 statements.

“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 preferences.”

For more information, contact TIA’s assistant manager of external affairs, Amber Johnson (202.344.4451).