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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.

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midterm elections will determine who controls the agenda in washington and in our state capitals
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
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
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
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
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
north carolina
North Carolina

Key Races

Almost a million voters have been added to the rolls since Senator Burr (R) was elected in 2004.

Unaffiliated voters are growing at the expense of both Republicans and Democrats.

Turnover in the state legislature is of greater interest to advocacy groups than the congressional elections.

Obama carried the state’s 15 electoral votes in 2008.

By the 2012 election, the state is expected to have more electoral college votes than MI.

  • Senate:Elaine Marshall (D) / Richard Burr (R)
  • House:
    • NC 2 – Bobby Etheridge (D)
    • NC 8 - Larry Kissell (D)
recap
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!

www.ppg.com/governmentaffairs