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Access Voter Resources from CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates

CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that is dedicated to advancing the mission of community health centers through state and federal advocacy. CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates is the advocacy affiliate of the California Primary Care Association (CPCA).

Vote in the 2022 General Election

Ballots start arriving in the mail on September 20.

The last day to vote is October 24, 2022

Register to vote or check your registration.

Why Your Vote Matters

The 2022 midterm election is critical for the health of our community. Health care delivery only accounts for approximately 10–20% of the modifiable contributors affecting an individual’s health, well-being, and longevity. The other 80–90% are referred to as social determinants of health. The National Academy of Medicine and World Health Organization defines social determinants of health as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at global, national, and local levels.” Hundreds of races from local city councils to the US House of Representatives will help determine whether our community has access to services and resources that will help close or widen the gap in health disparities in our community. Midterm elections typically have much lower voter participation than presidential elections so your vote will be even more important.

The My Vote. My Health. initiative is dedicated to increasing the participation of Latino voters in California with an emphasis on AltaMed Health Services service areas in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. AltaMed is positioned to play a key role in this election cycle by ensuring that both patients and the communities surrounding our clinics, whom we serve, are engaged in the process and empowered to turn out to vote both during the primary and general election cycle.

You can join our My Vote. My Health. efforts of ensuring that our communities have a voice this election by volunteering to help get out the vote in our target regions.

Make a plan to vote!

You have three ways to cast your vote:

1. Vote by Mail

Mail your vote-by-mail ballot. Don’t forget to sign the envelope! No postage is necessary. Your vote-by-mail ballot must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 7, and received by Tuesday, November 15.

2. Ballot Drop Box

Drop off your ballot at any Ballot Drop Box starting Tuesday, October 11.

3. Vote Centers

Vote early at any vote center in your county starting Saturday, October 29, up to Election Day on Tuesday, November 8.

Questions or want to report concerns?

Call NALEO Educational Fund’s bilingual voter information hotline at:
888-839-8682 (English)
888-VE-Y-VOTA (Spanish)
888-API-VOTE (Asian & Pacific Islander)
or Text JOIN to 33339.

As You Prepare

here are some additional tools:

Download and share our Election 101 one page

Watch and share this webinar on the important role AltaMed and each of us play in encouraging our communities and patients to vote

What Comes After Redistricting: My Vote. My Health Webinar

My Vote. My Health. National Voter Registration Day 2021: How Community Health Centers can develop voter engagement programs & combat disinformation

Additional voter information resources:

General Election date: November 8, 2022

Last day to register to vote for General Election: October 24, 2022

General election ballots start getting mailed week of October 11, 2022

Vote Centers Open (LA/OC) Saturday 10/29/22 - Tuesday 11/8/22

 

Register to Vote

If you are eligible to vote and have not yet registered to vote, you can do so by visiting any of our AltaMed clinics and filling out a voter registration form or completing the form online here.

California Secretary of State

Download other helpful resources at the California Secretary of State website here - sos.ca.gov/elections

League of Women Voters

Get information on how, where, and when to vote anywhere in the country by visiting the League of Women Voters vote411.org website

Easy Voter Guide

Bilingual Voter Information Hotline

888-839-8682 (English)
888-VE-Y-VOTA (Spanish)
888-API-VOTE (Asian & Island Pacific)

Text JOIN to 33339

Our Partners

The My Vote. My Health. Coalition has educated low-propensity voters across California
Learn more about our member clinics below.

Borrego Health offers after-hours call center services including: urgent and non-urgent medical advice, and answers to general questions about our clinics. We are here to serve you 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call us today at (855) 436-1234. If you are having an emergency, please call 911.

Our mission is to improve the health of our patients by providing quality, primary health care services to people in the communities we serve regardless of language, financial or cultural barriers.

La Clínica was founded in 1971 to address health barriers and create better lives for the underserved. Today, La Clínica is the first choice for providing multi-lingual, accessible full-scope health care services in the East Bay, no matter a patient’s income level or insurance status.

The mission of San Ysidro Health is to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve with access for all. Originally established along the border in 1969, the organization was founded by seven women in search of medical services for their children.

Vot-ER integrates voter registration into the health care delivery system. Vot-ER is founded on a core belief that empowered voices and full participation in the democratic process lead to positive health outcomes.

The Civic Health Alliance aims to deepen the connection between civic engagement and health in care settings and communities.

NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading 501(c) (3) non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

CHIRLA organizes immigrants and their families to fight harmful policies and demand equity and justice from our government.

Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation.

Mobilizing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Electoral and Civic Participation.

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