Manufacturers: Make the Manufacturing Voice Heard on Election Day New Video Pushes for Americans to Vote for Pro-Manufacturing Candidates on Election Day November 1, 2012 With the election just five days away, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has released a new video to encourage manufacturers, their employees and those who care about manufacturing to make their voices heard. Manufacturing has been at the center of the presidential race as well as numerous congressional races throughout the country due to its outsized role in our economic recovery. But now America is teetering with manufacturers shedding jobs the past few months, and with the looming fiscal abyss, the NAM wants to make sure pro-manufacturing candidates are elected on November 6. “On Tuesday, millions of Americans will go to the polls to decide the direction of our great nation, and the stakes are high,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “America is at stake. America’s economic security and prosperity depend on the success of the manufacturing economy. The 12 million men and women who make things in America can achieve great things with the right policies to encourage investment and job creation here in the United States. Manufacturers have a stake in our country’s direction, and it’s imperative we get to the polls on Tuesday.” The video is part of a final push from manufacturers leading up to Election Day to remind voters of the critical role manufacturing plays in job creation and the overall economy. Manufacturers are urging voters to get engaged by visiting the NAM’s Election Center website and using the NAM’s new nonpartisan voter guide, which provides a side-by-side comparison of where candidates stand on critical manufacturing issues. The NAM has undertaken a yearlong effort to empower voters during this critical election and provide them with all the tools they need to vote for the candidates who will stand up on behalf of manufacturing here in Washington. The NAM has dedicated unprecedented resources to empower manufacturers, and our efforts will continue through Election Day, Inauguration Day and into the new Congress and Administration. To learn more and become a key voice for manufacturing, visit the NAM’s Election Center website here.