Presentation on theme: "Vote Informed in 2010 Election Resources for PPG Employees & their Families."— Presentation transcript:
Vote Informed in 2010 Election Resources for PPG Employees & their Families
Midterm elections will determine who controls the agenda in Washington and in our state capitals On November 2nd, voters will elect hundreds of state and local leaders, 37 governors, 435 Members of Congress and 36 senators. Each of these elected officials has the ability to positively or negatively shape legislation impacting PPG’s ability to compete.
Election 2010: Business policy issues matter to PPG US manufacturers face an additional 17.6% in costs v. foreign competitors, due to: Health care costs Soaring legal bills Energy costs Regulatory compliances Corporate tax rates and other competitiveness issues
Election 2010: Business policy issues matter to you as a PPG employee A less competitive US environment means: Lower wages (cite study) Less capital investment in US facilities and growth Less competitive against foreign manufacturers A fair, competitive business policy really does impact PPG’s – and your – bottom line
How can we learn about where candidates have voted and stand on business policy issues? Newspapers Campaigns and candidates themselves Internet Political parties And… PPG Government Affairs
Find it all at the NEW PPG Election Headquarters Information on your polling location and how to download an absentee ballot if you are traveling on Election Day Factual, attributed, non- partisan information focused on business policy issues Voting records with PPG that explains, in plain English, why these votes matter Side-by-sides for key statewide, Congressional, US Senate races
Alabama Key Races Governor: Ron Sparks (D) / Robert Bentley (R) Senate: William Barnes (D) / Richard Shelby (R) House: AL 2 – Bobby Bright (D) AL 5 – Open (R) Supreme Court Seat 1 (Open) – Rhonda Carpenter (D) / Kelli Wise (R) Supreme Court Seat 2 – Tom Edwards (D) / Michael Bolin (R) Court of Civil Appeals – Deborah Bell Paseur (D) / Tommy Bryan (R) Neither party nominated the predicted winner for governor. AL will elect its first African- American women to the House. The only House member to switch parties in 111th Congress was defeated in the primary. Representative Spencer Bachus (R 6) would chair the Banking Committee if GOP wins control. Representative Bobby Bright (D 2) votes with Republicans, not Pelosi.
Recap Business issues matter Visit PPG Election HQ to learn more about where the candidates stand on business issues impacting PPG and you – and about other issues important to you Vote informed on November 2nd!