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Indiana Chamber site encourages employees' political participation

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS -- To better inform both Hoosier employers and employees about policy issues and the elections, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce has redeveloped its non-partisan Indiana Prosperity Project (P2) website (www.indianaprosperity.org).

Originally launched in 2008 and redesigned for 2012, the Indiana Prosperity Project is a free online system designed to provide non-partisan political information on important economic and job creation issues. Indiana employers can use P2 to assist and encourage their employees in getting useful public policy and elections material, without being told who to vote for by the political parties.

"Voters often are getting their news on political parties and candidates from various sources and the politicians themselves. Sorting out the details can be a challenge. National research shows that one of the most trusted sources of information is their own employer," states Jeff Brantley, Indiana Chamber vice president of political affairs.

"All of us have a big stake in the elections and access to non-partisan information is so important. Providing this issue and election data not only helps inform citizens, but encourages greater election participation."

What's more, the P2 website allows visitors to access their own online voter registration, plus look up polling sites, absentee ballot and early voting guidelines. Users can also read profiles on the candidates who will appear on their own ballot -- several of whom may have changed due to recent redistricting.

With less than two weeks away until the voter registration deadline, the Indiana Chamber is urging employers across the state to share information on the Indiana Prosperity Project with their employees, encouraging them to use the redesigned web site to help with voter registration, learn about the issues and participate in the elections.

Offers Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar: "Before casting a ballot on Nov. 6, we encourage Hoosiers to be informed about the candidates. Learn how their views impact public policy and more specifically your workplace and your jobs."

For more information about this free service, persons may contact Indiana P2 coordinator Ryan McNicholas at (317) 264-7513 or rmcnicholas@indianachamber.com.

Indiana is one of approximately 20 states that use the P2 program. It is administrated and staffed by the Indiana Chamber through a partnership with the national Business and Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC).



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