With the midterm elections looming, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has made available a new “Election 2014” web resource designed to help the general aviation community be informed and involved in this year’s elections.
“It is as important as ever that our industry’s voice is heard in the upcoming elections,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.
Although NBAA does not endorse any candidate in any race, the intent of the Election 2014 web resource is to help those involved in GA gather pertinent information on where candidates stand on issues that impact GA, especially business aviation.
The NBAA Election 2014 online resource has information – or links to additional sites – on all candidates running for office, from congressional candidates to state legislature and gubernatorial candidates.
“The easy-to-use tool also maps out four simple steps on how people can get involved, and how to ensure that the candidates elected in November are aware of business aviation and why it is essential in America today,” said Bolen.
The steps include:
- 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.
- See where the candidates stand on issues affecting business aviation. For example, 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 general aviation (GA).
- 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 your candidates why business aviation is important to you and everyone in your community. Users also will find guidelines on contacting candidates.
- Vote. The NBAA site connects users directly to the United States Election Assistance Commission’s official web page, so voters can find their local polling place.
NBAA’s Election 2014 resource also offers the latest 2014 election news to help keep users informed on the issues affecting general aviation.