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Doctors: You can increase voting in the U.S.

"Our country is facing a voting crisis with multiple layers: chronically low overall voter participation, even lower voter participation among physicians and — to add insult to injury — an…
August 24, 2021

Doctors: You can increase voting in the U.S.

“Our country is facing a voting crisis with multiple layers: chronically low overall voter participation, even lower voter participation among physicians and — to add insult to injury — an increasing number of laws that make voting more difficult, especially for those with chronic health conditions. Voter registration in health care settings can be part of the solution to all these problems — problems that threaten the health of a democratic society. Through these civic health conversations, both physicians and patients will increase their awareness and be empowered to raise their voices by voting. It is time for the clinic be a place for civic health as well as physical health.”

This episode mentions the non-partisan organization, Vot-ER (https://vot-er.org/), which integrates voter registration into the health care delivery system.

Rio Barrere-Cain is a medical student.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Doctors: You can increase voting in the U.S.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/06/doctors-you-can-increase-voting-in-the-u-s.html)

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