MI Vote Matters Campaign Launched to Encourage Voter Participation Nov. 6
Posted on September 07, 2018
The upcoming general election will set the stage for critical healthcare policy decisions for Michigan and the nation in the years ahead. In November, Michigan voters will elect a new governor, attorney general and secretary of state, as well as cast votes for all 148 seats in the Legislature and decide who will represent the state in the U.S. Senate, among other contests.
During the last midterm election in 2014, only 42 percent of Michigan’s registered voters showed up at the polls. To encourage voters to engage in the election and elect candidates who value healthcare and the needs of patients, the MHA has launched MI Vote Matters, a campaign aimed at encouraging hospital staff members, volunteers, patients, visitors and others to vote Nov. 6. As part of the MI Vote Matters campaign, the MHA has prepared the following informational resources for members.
- MI Vote Matters informational brochure for patients, families, visitors and staff.
- MI Vote Matters table tent, designed for tabletop display in cafeterias, waiting rooms and other public spaces.
- The 2018 MHA Candidate Guide, a list of all candidates by office and district.
A packet containing samples of these resources was mailed the week of Sept. 3 to members of the MHA’s Hospital Affiliated Legislative Officers committee, as well as public relations executives at MHA-member organizations. During the election season, complimentary copies of the materials will be available to MHA members by request through an online order form. Questions about materials may be directed to the MHA by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (517) 703-8601.
In addition, the MHA elections webpage has been activated and will be updated with the latest information about the election, including a list of the proposals on this year’s statewide ballot. Members are also encouraged to use #MIVoteMatters to join the election 2018 conversation on social media.
MHA members are also encouraged to meet candidates and notify the MHA if a candidate could be considered a healthcare champion by supporting healthcare and hospitals. Members with feedback or questions should contact Chris Mitchell at the MHA.
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