October 30, 2012 News

Let Your Voice Be Heard—Vote!

With the Nov. 6 elections rapidly approaching, ASHA's "Let Your Voice Be Heard" campaign encourages all ASHA members to take part in the political process and vote. Voters will decide who will take the White House, 33 Senate seats, and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives.

Visit ASHA's Get Out the Vote webpage for resources on every level of election involvement: details on the candidates, how to volunteer during the elections, and what to do after the elections to stay involved and become an advocate on behalf of the professions.

The 113th Congress will deal with issues that can have significant impact on the professions. ASHA encourages members to support legislators who understand the vital role of speech-language pathologists and audiologists and the issues that affect them.

Together, ASHA members number more than 150,000 votes, a number that can carry a powerful and influential voice.

The "Let Your Voice Be Heard" campaign does not advocate for a specific party or candidates, but instead seeks to increase political awareness and build a community of educated and involved individuals who exercise their right to vote.

For more information on elections or how to become involved with ASHA advocacy throughout the year, contact gotv@asha.org or visit ASHA's advocacy webpage.


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