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HR Professionals Help Get out the Vote

Magazine article HRMagazine

HR Professionals Help Get out the Vote

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With the November elections just weeks away, SHRM affiliates in the organization's Southeast Region are urging HR professionals to vote and are educating political candidates on issues that affect HR.

SHRM state councils and chapters in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia have undertaken a "get out the vote" effort called Shape Our Future.

They are focusing on teaching children about the electoral process, giving voters ballot and precinct information, providing updates on changes to area voting laws, and hosting local candidates at chapter meetings.

The project evolved from a meeting where Jeff Luttrell, SHRM-SCP, director of global talent acquisition and staffing for outsourcing/offshoring company Alorica, proposed that affiliates in the Southeast Region collaborate to promote some of SHRM's legislative objectives and "help us get in front of our local politicians in each of our states" in order to be a resource to them. …

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