There’s No Time Like the Present - Ted Shaw Blog
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There’s No Time Like the Present

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Looking at the election cycles of the recent past, it seems like each was touted as “the most important” and that the outcomes of which will have “major consequences.” Albeit trite, those sentiments ring true today. The stakes are ever high. And despite our nation’s challenges, we need to persevere. We are endowed with a constitutional right to vote—a right and privilege that we cannot take for granted.  

The pandemic has altered longstanding assumptions about how Americans think of health care and the people and organizations that provide it. For better or worse, the landscape will continue to shift. Texas needs leaders who will build on our successes and prioritize policies to improve the overall health of our communities.

Texas’ 1.2 million health care workers have an important role in choosing who makes those decisions, and their voices need to be heard in the Nov. 3 general election. 

Hospital leaders can and should be a nonpartisan voice for staff. Use THA’s toolkit of resources to both engage staff in the election and provide them with information they need to get ready to vote. Important deadlines are upon us so the time to act is now. 

  • Oct. 5: Deadline to register to vote 
  • Oct. 13 – 30: Early voting 
  • Oct. 23: Deadline to request a mail ballot
  • Nov. 3: Election Day 

This election is among the most important, and we need your voice now more than ever. Please join me in getting ready for and getting involved in the November general election. Additional information is available from and

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