Social Work and the Healthy Democracy Kit
Badge Backers and Lanyards
Social workers across all specialties can help get the people they work with registered to vote with our VotER badge backers. It's as simple as giving them the QR code and letting them scan it on their phone. The site guides them from there!
Click here to request your Free Healthy Democracy Kit!
All we need is your address and contact information!
Prompting a Conversation
Starting conversations about voting are straightforward! Here are a few lines that you can add to the end of a visit that may help.
- With all that’s going on with COVID-19, it can be hard to keep track of the normal things we typically do. Are you ready to vote this year?
- Alternative: With all that’s going on with COVID-19, I really want to make sure that you can vote in the safest and healthiest way possible. And the best way to do that would be to vote from home. Are you ready to vote from home this year?
- Bridging Language - Short: We're all done with the biopsychosocial assessment. I now want to transition to something else that's really important to your health and wellbeing and that's voting.
- Bridging Language - Long: We're all done with the biopsychosocial assessment. Now I’d like to discuss a topic that you may not have discussed with a medical provider before but is something that is equally important in making sure that you have access to all the things that you and your family need to stay healthy, such as health care, housing, healthy foods, and clean air, and that is voting. I have no preference for your political party or ideals, but I do want to make sure your voice is heard and your vote is counted. Would it be ok if we spent a minute or two making sure you have all the information you need to vote and seeing if there is anything I can do to help support you?
- Now I’d like to discuss a topic that you may not have discussed with a provider before. But it is something that is equally important to make sure that you and your family can get all the things that you need to stay healthy such as health care, housing, healthy foods, clean air, etc), and that is voting.
- If yes: Great! Thanks so much for allowing me to support you in your civic health.
- If no: I understand. People choose to vote and to not vote for a variety of reasons. Just note if you change your mind in the future, I’m here as a resource to you to make sure you have all the information you need to vote.