Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Make Your Vote Count with AIA DesignVote12

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Dear William,

As the 2012 election approaches, the AIA wants to ensure that all architects take part in the political process. The AIA's DesignVote12 program gives you the tools you need when you go to the polls this fall.

The online voter guide and up-to-the-minute resources on the DesignVote12 Web site will provide you with pertinent information about the election:

  • Key AIA issues: The key bills that the AIA has advanced since the last election that affect your practice and community AIA.
  • District profiles: Information about all the key candidates for Congress in your district and state, including official and campaign Web sites of the incumbents, Web sites for the major party challengers, and where the incumbent stands on the key AIA issues.
  • Election resources: A directory of tools that will help you and your AIA chapter participate in the electoral process, including how to find your polling location, voter registration information, and toolkits to connect your AIA chapter with candidates and the media.
We hope that you will use the DesignVote12 Web site in the coming months to learn more about the candidates for Congress and how you can make your voice heard in this pivotal election. In addition, you can use the links to the right to get more detailed information on registration and absentee voting in California.

As a reminder, the deadline to register to vote in California is Monday, October 22. Don't miss out on your chance to make your voice heard on the issues important to you—check your voter registration today.

After you check your voter registration, help your AIA even more by taking the Legislator Relationship Survey. Strong member participation will give AIA components the influence they need to advance policies that help architects make a difference in their communities.

AIA member participation in the political and lawmaking processes is critical to preserving and advancing laws that are crucial to the profession of architecture. Exercise your constitutional right and make sure you are registered to vote today!

How you vote is a personal decision—but it is vital that all architects vote. Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, DesignVote12 will help you and your colleagues participate in this key election.


Robert Ivy, FAIA
EVP/Chief Executive Officer

If you have any questions about DesignVote12, please contact govaffs@aia.org.

Robert Ivy, FAIA encourages you to do your part in the electoral process.
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Registration Deadline:
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