Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - Now is the time to get informed

Now is the time to get informed

Posted by: Roy Williams on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 12:00:00 am

With less than two months until Election Day, I feel I must express the importance of the business community's involvement in the upcoming elections. Yes, we will cast our votes for the office of President of the United States on Nov. 6, and while this election is as important as it ever has been, there are a number of elections closer to home that cannot be overlooked.

Come Election Day, we will also elect individuals to our State House and Senate, various county offices, and we will elect the individuals who represent our state in the U.S. Congress.

For several years, we have worked with the State Chamber to offer quality resources to help voters get informed before heading to the polls. Through the Prosperity Project, www.okprosperity.com, you can find your voting location, the candidates running in your district, get talking points to send to employees, find how legislators voted and other useful tools. They also offer voters' guides to help you determine which candidates will work to support the business community. I invite you to use The Prosperity Project for yourself and share this information with your employees, friends and family. The individuals we elect make decisions that affect our businesses, jobs and futures. It is absolutely critical that we take the time to look at the candidates and see where they stand on issues.

Our future successes and continued economic growth are dependent on the policies made by our elected officials. By voting for pro-business candidates, you are voting for jobs, the economy and a brighter future in Greater Oklahoma City. Be a voice for the business community and cast your ballot for the individuals who will help build upon our momentum and strengthen our region and state.

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