Vote! Vote! Vote!
November 8th Decides, White House, Senate, Supreme Court!
Voters will decide in the primaries and ultimately on November 8th, who will control the White House, the U.S. Senate, and now the U.S. Supreme Court. Manufacturers have the votes to make a difference and determine power in Washington for years to come.
The next President will decide whether the Court remains pro-business, or goes in another direction for a whole generation. The next Congress may tackle tax reform, and many other issues critical to the industry. Democrats are within four or five seats of retaking control of the U.S. Senate and forty or fifty races in the House of Representatives are extremely close. There is no doubt, manufacturers in all states are witnessing the most consequential election in years and must have their voices heard!
To help all manufacturers, from owners to employees, participate in the important upcoming elections, One Voice assembled a number of tools to help inform the public on candidates for office.
Find out how to encourage employees to vote, where to cast a ballot, and which members of Congress are the strongest supporters of manufacturing in America.
- Get Out the Vote Poster - Print and Hang in Your Shop
- Voter Registration and Early Voting Options - How to Vote
One Voice and its members need to hold their elected officials accountable for their actions (or inactions). In this political environment, simply looking at how a member votes does not provide a voter enough information about whether their members of Congress are supporters of manufacturing in America. Therefore, One Voice has developed a Members of Congress Scorecard which takes into accounts not only votes but whether a Senator or Representative has Co-Sponsored a bill showing their formal support for an issue which many not receive a full vote in the House or Senate. See how members of Congress voted and their level of support for small and medium-sized manufacturers with the below Scorecards.
To view the U.S. Senate Scorecard click here.
To view the U.S. House of Representatives Scorecard click here.
Plant Tours and Member Visits
One Voice encourages its members to invite members of Congress, candidates and other government officials to their manufacturing plants to learn more about the industry, the business, and meet your employees. One Voice regularly helps arrange plant tours, CEO roundtables, town halls and other events for manufacturers to connect with their government. Please click here for more information on how to request your Senator or Representative attend an event or visit your facility and contact One Voice for help on submitting your request.
For more background information to prepare for a visit click here.
Below are additional resources to help One Voice members and small medium-sized manufacturers to access government and other information.
Help With Regulations
One Voice Helping You Find New Business Opportunities
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- U.S. Senate
- U.S. House of Representatives
- Thomas - Legislative Information on the Internet
- Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council
- Gold Key Export Promotion Program
- National Institute of Standards & Technology
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
- National Archives & Records Administration
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- International Trade Commission
- Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)
- International Traffic in Arms Control (ITAR) Compliance
- National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)