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State primary elections August 14: Get out and vote!

Next Tuesday is primary election day in Wisconsin, when voters decide who will face off in the November 6 general election. This election year is an important one in Wisconsin as it features races for governor, state attorney general, all 99 State Assembly seats and 16 State Senate contests, as well as a U.S. Senate seat and every U.S. House of Representatives seat.

“Physicians are often the bedrock of a community’s leadership, so we hope all physicians take the time to make their voices heard on Tuesday,” said Mark Grapentine, JD, Wisconsin Medical Society senior vice president of Government Relations. “With lower turnout, each primary election ballot is particularly powerful.

“Candidates regularly highlight health care as a key election issue, so Wisconsin’s physicians are uniquely qualified to help determine which candidates deserve to advance to November’s election,” he added.

For a comprehensive list of every federal and state race up for a vote on Tuesday, go to wisconsinvote.org. And to find out what’s on the ballot in your area, click here.

While the Society does not endorse candidates, it encourages physicians to participate in these important elections. And for those unable to vote Tuesday, many communities offer absentee or in-person early voting.

Physicians can also show their support for a candidate through the Society’s political giving programs. WISMedDIRECT—the Society’s conduit—allows members to make individual contributions to the candidate of their choice in both state and federal elections. Physicians may also contribute to WISMedPAC, which allows the physician-led WISMedPAC board to make contributions to leadership committees at the state level. Contact Heidi Green at 608.442.3720 to make a contribution or to learn more.

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