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Speak for Health - Make Your Voice Heard!

Monday, August 10, 2020  
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On this Wisconsin Primary, please consider Speaking for Health -  Make Your Voice Heard! 

WPHA wants to remind and encourage you about important and simple ways to make your voice heard during today's primary election.

  • We hope that you considered voting absentee. Consider voting absentee so that you do not need to go to the election polls to vote.  If you would like more information on voting absentee, where to vote, what the voting hours are, or other general voting questions,  please click here ! If you haven't voted, consider voting in the primary election today - August 11, 2020!
  •  Vote for the November 3, 2020, general election by mail! Go and request an absentee ballot at the above link.
  • Return your census form! This year, the census counting is ending a month earlier on September 30, 2020. But, that means there is still time to turn your census form in! For more information or for the online census form, visit: https://2020census.gov/en.html
  • Register for our Live Keynote Session this Wednesday @ 4 p.m. focusing on the primary and elections! Register here.
SPEAK FOR HEALTH (A message from APHA to take Action): Federal funding for public health programs and agencies is critical to keeping our communities healthy and preparing for public health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, for the past decade, federal investments in public health have declined.

The annual appropriations process is our opportunity to increase funding levels for public health programs and agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration . In July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed their fiscal year 2021 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill, the primary spending bill that supports public health programs, but the Senate has yet to begin work on their bill. With both chambers on recess until Sept. 7, now is the time for public health advocates to contact their members of Congress and urge them to prioritize public health funding. The current fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, meaning this will be a priority issue for Congress when they return to Washington, D.C.

APHA’s Speak for Health resources make it easy for advocates like you to:

Funding for public health has been inadequate for too long. Use your voice to Speak for Health and join us in urging Congress to prioritize public health in fiscal year 2021, and beyond.

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