A great deal is at stake for health care in Texas’ 2022 general election. The candidates Texans choose at the polls will make decisions affecting the health of hospitals – and their patients – for years to come.
Hospitals are facing a financial stability crisis, as evidenced in a recent American Hospital Association report. They also face a severe workforce shortage following the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with these and many other key issues, Texas hospitals will also look to lawmakers for help improving the state of behavioral health and access to care. The amount of headway Texas makes in these areas during 2023 entirely depends on having health care-friendly representation in elected offices.
The Texas Hospital Association is stressing the importance of its member hospitals getting out the vote – either during the early voting period between Oct. 24 and Nov. 4, or on Election Day, Nov. 8.
On this page, hospitals can download resources to help their staffs spread the word to make a plan and vote: digital images for social media or for printing to use around the hospital; a poster for elevators, employee break rooms and patient waiting areas; a sample email that organization CEOs can send to hospital staff to stress the importance of voting; and more.
Be heard. Vote for health care. Vote for healthy hospitals.
Resources to Help Get Out the Vote
All resources included in the package are included below. Right-click on individual graphics and select “Save Image As” to save them to your device.
- CEO sample email encouraging staff to vote
- Sample social media posts in English and Spanish
- “Get Out The Vote” poster in PDF format, in English and Spanish (11×17)
- Email signature image encouraging voting