Make Your Vote Count in November and Learn More About the GCP PAC

 

Election Day, November 5th, is fast approaching and the polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Using your vote to help determine the individuals that represent you and the public policies that impact your business is a key ingredient to advancing a prosperous environment that reaches all corners of our region.  If you are unable to cast your vote in-person, applications for absentee ballots for the November 5th General Election must be received by boards of elections three days before the election by noon.  For more information, please visit your county board of elections website today.

The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) takes great pride in the fact that we are a non-partisan, member-driven organization, which helps us achieve significant public policy victories for over 12,000 large, mid-size and small businesses and their 250,000 employees. 

The strength of our membership also allows GCP to provide essential tools, like the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Political Action Committee (GCP PAC), helping to ensure elected officials and candidates hear the concerns of our members.  Our PAC provides an organized way to pool resources and actively support those that champion our priorities and promote initiatives that are conducive to the Northeast Ohio business community and its workforce. 

To learn more about how you can become involved with the GCP PAC and why it is so meaningful, click here to read our annual report.

Please consider making your contribution of $50, $100, $500, or $1,000 to GCP PAC today, so we can continue to lead the conversation in the development of common-sense policy and regulatory reform.  

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