Shout From Your Rooftops - Vote TODAY
By Jennifer Perkins

1.25 mental healthToday is primary election day.

If you do not vote today, you likely won’t be able to make your voice heard until the November general election, long after the races important to the house of medicine will be decided. Please don’t squander this important opportunity.

“Not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender,” says Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). No state proves that more true than Texas, home of the earliest primary election in the country. Unfortunately, turnout in the Texas primary is historically low, meaning that some people who are openly hostile to medicine have been elected.

Robert Rogers, MD, chair of the TEXPAC Board of Directors, implores TMA members and friends to vote. 

“Your TEXPAC team diligently interviewed and questioned candidates for months to identify those who are most likely to help us fulfill the legislative initiatives of TMA,” Dr. Rogers said.

Please print out the TEXPAC endorsement list and your sample ballot, mark them up, and bring them to the polls to ensure you’re casting your vote for medicine-friendly candidates.

Unlike early voting, today you must vote at the precinct associated with your voter registration address (in most counties). Sign in to the Secretary of State’s “My Voter Page” to find a list of local polling places — or check with your county clerk.

Last Updated On

March 06, 2018

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Jennifer Perkins, a native Texan and University of Texas Longhorn, has worked in politics, public affairs, and advocacy for more than two decades, covering a litany of subject areas and a number of states, using a marketing-oriented communications style as informed by her MBA. Jennifer has two dogs, is a college football fanatic, loves to entertain, and prefers to be outdoors..

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