While it may seem odd that a health center is reaching out to you to make sure you are registered to vote and participate in this year’s election, it actually makes perfect sense. On the ballot every year, there are initiatives and positions that directly impact our communities and patients. Policymakers at all levels of government greatly impact health care funding and delivery in our communities.
Many initiatives and important decisions at local, state, and federal levels are critical to providing access and support to our patients. A recent example is the CARES Act at the Federal level, which helped increase access to our patients in these unprecedented times.
Your voice really does count when helping to decide policies and who will be making those decisions, and your vote matters!
If you aren’t registered to vote, it’s a quick and easy process and can be done online at https://vote.gov
If you are registered to vote, research candidates, proposed measures and initiatives. Vote at every opportunity and vote as soon as you are able to.