Get Out the Vote… For Your Health!

The results of the 2020 presidential election will have sweeping effects on American health. The wellbeing of all Americans hangs in the balance: COVID-19 management, the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and environmental policy would look starkly different under each candidate’s administration. With the stakes so high for so many, democratic engagement (i.e., voting) is more important than ever. Every American deserves for their voice to be heard. Activists can use relational organizing skills (like storytelling, peer-to-peer texting, and super volunteers) to mobilize potential voters whom they already know.

Why don’t people vote?

In the 2016 presidential election, 100 million eligible Americans did not vote. There are many factors that can influence electoral participation. Most citizens report that they’ve