Wednesday, September 28, 2016

President's Message: Do Your Part to Ensure Destin Wins this Election Season

The Destin Chamber is partnering with the Florida Chamber on Employee Voter Registration Week. This week, it published the following article from the Destin Chamber President and CEO Shane A. Moody, CCE, FCCP.

Did you know less than one-in-four registered voters actually voted during the 2016 Florida Primary Election? That’s less than three million people. Considering Florida is home to more than 20 million residents, that means approximately 15 percent of Florida’s population decides who is elected, and more importantly, who’s not. If that doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will.

This week is Employee Voter Registration Week (EVRW). Dozens of local chamber of commerce leaders from throughout Florida are joining me this week to increase voter turnout by helping educate our members and their employees that the General Election voter registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.

It’s easy to make a difference, simply urge people to visit the non-partisan website. Regardless of politics, we want to make sure Florida’s business community is represented on Election Day.

So, with approximately five weeks to go before the Nov. 8 General Election, the Destin Chamber of Commerce is making sure Florida Wins – and Destin Wins - by encouraging our members to direct their employees to I hope you join me in our effort to make sure the business community’s voice is heard this election season.

Shane A. Moody, CCE, FCCP
President & CEO

Destin Chamber of Commerce

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