Nonprofit VOTE and Independent Sector are partnering to bring you “Mission Possible,” a blog series that explores the variety of ways that nonprofits can embed voter engagement in their work. We believe that an active community is a successful community. Even limited voter engagement can help you enhance your mission and drive positive change in your communities. But don’t take our word for it. Each month, Mission Possible will feature an organization and the unique way they’re mobilizing the community they serve.
This month’s issue showcases the VotER initiative, an effort to bring non-partisan voter registration into emergency rooms.
Alister Martin, an emergency room physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses how the initiative empowered hospitals and their staffs to introduce voter registration into emergency rooms. He draws a connection between using our power as voters to take care of our physical health.