The last two years have been a roller coaster ride for Arizona. If one thing has been obvious, it’s the fact that policy can make or break a lot of things – be it a state’s public image or the ability to bounce back from a declining economy.
We’ve learned that good policy matters.
This fact is no secret to the Arizona business community. Businesses of all sizes and industries have felt the effects – both good and bad – of decisions made at the state Capitol, in Washington, D.C. and even City Hall.
At the federal level, businesses are impacted every day by decisions made on Capitol Hill and at the White House, ranging in scope from immigration to health care to tax policy. Even a local level, businesses face a seemingly endless list of regulations they’re forced to comply with.
The Arizona business community has come together in big ways and influenced policy for the benefit of all Arizonans. But there’s still work to do. Arizona’s continued economic and social advancement requires a collective effort.
As we enter the 2014 midterm election cycle, we find ourselves in a most opportune position. One of the easiest ways to make a difference and influence policy is to know the issues, know the candidates, and vote accordingly. The VotaAZ makes this process simple.
Visitors to VotaAZ.org can register to vote, view objective information about candidates and learn about the issues. Users can access a list of the candidates specific to their Election Day ballot and view voting records and questionnaires for most candidates in their area.
In addition, VotaAZ.org provides a hub of information on important business issues and related activities at the state capitol. This easy-to-use resource provides the non-partisan facts needed to make informed decisions on Election Day and beyond.
Your participation in the VotaAZ is welcomed and encouraged. Together, the Arizona business community can ensure elected officials – both old and new – continue to strive towards a bright future for all of Arizona.