U.S. Chamber Launches Six State Effort to Educate Voters on Important Issues Affecting the Economy

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched six new television ads today to ensure that voters are educated on important issues affecting the economy. The ads will air on network and cable in 15 markets across six states, including Iowa, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington.

“American families deserve to know how the decisions in Washington are impacting their pocketbooks, their lifestyles, and their livelihoods,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “The U.S. Chamber is committed to presenting the facts to Americans on what lawmakers are doing to help or hurt our economic recovery. We are undertaking this significant effort because, now more than ever, our country needs policymakers who will support pro-growth solutions. The business community is going to work earlier and harder to hold Washington accountable for actions that stifle economic growth and slow job creation.”

In 2012, the Chamber will launch its largest voter education and grassroots mobilization campaign in its nearly 100 year history. Themes will focus on a pro-jobs agenda as well as holding members of Congress and candidates accountable for their positions on health care, energy, labor, and regulatory issues among others. The Chamber’s Jobs Agenda will serve as the backbone for this strategy.

The U.S. Chamber has an opportunity to capitalize on the successes from 2010 and will implement a strategy of “Advance and Protect” in 2012; Advance its interests in the Senate and Protect the pro-growth gains in the House.

The six ads can be viewed here.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.