WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Wednesday, September 24th, representatives from some of Washington's top business trade associations will hold a press briefing on Employee Voter Registration Week (EVRW), which is a joint grassroots effort by companies and trade associations across the country to increase voter registration among private sector employees.
There are still millions of unregistered voters in the country, and ahead of the November midterm elections, EVRW has placed a priority on making a significant dent in those numbers. The initiative will not tell employees how to vote or who to vote for, but instead aims to serve as a resource to help employers educate their employees about the issues that are important to their industries and provide key deadlines, voter registration, and polling location information.
Already, thousands of new voter registration forms have been downloaded from EmployeesVote.org and our network of websites. The briefing will serve to inform the press on this growing initiative.
Employee Voter Registration Week is powered by BIPAC, a nonpartisan, membership-driven, organization dedicated to helping private sector employers and employees to be engaged in the political process.
- The Honorable Gregory S. Casey, President & Chief Executive Officer, BIPAC
- David French, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, National Retail Federation (NRF)
- Lisa Goeas, Vice President of Political Affairs and Grassroots, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
- Ned Monroe, Senior Vice President of External Relations, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
- TBD, A representative of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
WHAT: Press Conference on Employee Voter Registration Week
WHEN: Wednesday, September 24th at 10:00 AM
WHERE: National Retail Federation
1101 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 1200
Washington D.C. 20005
To confirm attendance or for more information on Employee Voter Registration Week, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) was founded in 1963 as "an independent, bipartisan group," to serve as a political action arm for American business and industry. BIPAC provides its members with the tools and strategies they need to keep their employees abreast of the key policy decisions impacting their livelihood, and opportunities to get involved in the public policy process. BIPAC helps state business organizations impact political outcomes beyond the beltway, through the nation's largest employee-focused grassroots network in the states. BIPAC provides meaningful political analysis to keep members informed, crafts forward thinking election strategies, and deploys cutting-edge PAC and grassroots tools and technology to power the business community's engines of advocacy. Learn more at: http://www.bipac.org
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