The House of Medicine Needs You to Register to Vote
By Jennifer Perkins

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With the start of the 86th Legislature quickly approaching, the Texas Medical Association is finalizing and strategizing the finer points of its legislative agenda.

You can do your part right now to help make sure that lawmakers respect the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship, that Texas laws work for doctors and not against them, and that medicine remains an attractive profession.

More than 150 people move to Texas each day, a continued population growth that is putting a strain on access to health care in the state.

If you are one of Texas’ new residents, or if you’ve recently moved to a new address, TMA encourages you to register to vote so you can participate in this year’s midterm election. A couple of very close races could significantly impact the House of Medicine during the next session.

All the information you need to register to vote can be found through the Secretary of State’s website.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6, and the last day to register to vote in that election is tomorrow — Tuesday, Oct. 9. Early voting will begin Monday, Oct. 22.

With more than 52,500 active patient-care physicians in Texas contributing more than 670,000 direct and indirect jobs and almost $118 billion to the state’s economy, the House of Medicine is an economic engine with an important story to tell — but it needs your voice.

“We need to elect candidates who will turn to physicians whom they trust for direction in critical votes about patient care,” said Robert Rogers, MD, chair of TEXPAC, TMA’s bipartisan political arm. “We must support candidates who pledge to abide by TMA’s commitment to improve the health of all Texans.”

Make sure lawmakers hear your voice by becoming a registered voter today. And then make sure you get out and vote!


Last Updated On

October 08, 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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