Thursday, June 19, 2008

Are You Registered Voter???

I learned something very disturbing today at Healthcare United. Did you know that one in four health care workers is NOT registered to vote?!

There are over 10 million health care workers in the U.S. Twenty five percent of them are not registered to vote. That's 2.5 million potential votes!!!

The shortage of nurses and physicians is not going to be fully addressed until we elect a President and a Congress that understands the health care crisis and is willing to DO something to fix it.

Ten million health care workers united towards a goal of providing the very best health care possible is a force to be reckoned with, but we need every single person to REGISTER and to VOTE! We won't all agree on one political party or one particular candidate, but we must put forth a united front to stand up for our industry and our patients and demand that those we do elect work towards fixing this broken system.

I know that one of the reasons people don't register to vote is that the jury system pulls names from the voter registration lists. But most states use the DMV lists as well, so unless you aren't a licensed driver either, that's a really lame excuse to not register and vote! Jury duty is your civic duty, but let's talk about that another time...

Help get the word out at your facilities this year and make sure your co-workers register and VOTE!