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WHERE THEY STAND:
THE CANDIDATES ON THE ISSUES
By Andrew Goldberg, Managing Director, Government Relations & Outreach
With only weeks to go before Election Day, the airwaves are filled with ads touting President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Gov. Mitt Romney. The first debate is slated for this week, and the media is in full campaign mode, covering each campaign’s attacks and counterattacks.
But what have the candidates said about the issues that most affect architects and the built environment? Today the AIA DesignVote12 program is launching a series of articles to help answer that question.
“Where They Stand” will provide verbatim descriptions of the candidate’s positions from their own websites and party platforms. It also will describe the positions and actions the AIA has taken on these issues.
The goal of this series is not to pronounce one candidate or the other better for architects. The AIA does not endorse candidates for President. That choice is up to you. It is also not the intent to pass judgment on the quality or accuracy of the candidate’s platforms. The goal is to help AIA members understand what the candidates have said –in their own words - on the important issues the profession will face in the next four years.
We hope you will find these articles useful. We also hope you will add your thoughts and comments to the discussion on Facebook. And if you think we missed an important point or facet of the candidates’ platforms, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on how AIA DesignVote12 can help you participate in the 2012 election, please click here.
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