Sep 04, 2014 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Launches Vote for Jobs


Former Senior Advisor, Political and Federation Relations

This November, the American people face a clear choice between two starkly different visions for the future of this country.  

Will we choose the path of jobs, growth, and opportunity and allow free enterprise to lead the economic recovery? Or will we continue down the path of Washington gridlock and more failed big-government policies?

The stakes couldn’t be higher. Over the last six years, American businesses have faced an unprecedented threat from Washington. It started in the halls of Congress with bills like Obamacare, card check, and a massive overregulation of our financial markets.

Today it’s taking place in the regulatory arena. An alphabet soup of federal agencies are creating uncertainty for American job creators and limiting the ability of businesses to compete in the global economy.

This election is our opportunity to change the direction of our country by electing a new class of leaders who value and understand the free enterprise system that drives the American economy.

2014 has been the most aggressive political program in the U.S. Chamber’s 102 year history. We launched the program in 2013 in order to engage early on behalf of candidates who support American free enterprise and have both the ability to win and the courage to govern. We’ve run 43 ads in 30 states and in the 12 primaries, runoffs or special elections where we invested resources, we were successful in 11.

In addition, we’ve held over 60 endorsement events across the country with local business members and federation partners participating at each. 

We are rolling out the final component of that program, Vote for Jobs, our most comprehensive effort to date to educate and mobilize voters who support free enterprise at the polls this November.

The website VoteforJobs.com is now live and provides candidate comparisons on key economic issues, outlines top target races, and showcases the Chamber’s support for candidates who have a record of supporting the American free enterprise system.

The site features the Chamber’s voter education ads, news and updates on competitive races, and the Chamber’s How They Voted scorecard for elected officials. We’re also proud to announce a new partnership with Rock The Vote to provide a one-stop resource for voter registration, early voting, and absentee ballot tools.

The time to stand up for free enterprise is now. If Americans make their voices heard this November we can chart a new course and ensure that our nation’s best days are ahead of us.

Log onto www.VoteForJobs.com today. Join our fight for free enterprise and be a part of our team.

About the Author

About the Author

Former Senior Advisor, Political and Federation Relations

Rob Engstrom is a former senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.