2020 Election: Public Health on the Ballot
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET | October 22, 2020
Election Day is fast approaching. Millions of Americans have already voted, and the participation rates for both early voting and absentee voting are outpacing previous elections. This is all happening against a backdrop of increasing coronavirus cases across the U.S., litigation over elections administration, and continued disparities in health outcomes among communities of color and low-wealth communities.
In this webinar, speakers discuss voting in the midst of a pandemic, what to expect on Election Day and the days and weeks after, and how participation in the electoral process can create healthier communities and lead to health equity.
This webinar will be a moderated discussion on the topics of:
- The electoral process, including potential legal issues, what to expect at the polls, and what to expect post-election.
- The short and long-term impact of the election on key public health issues.
- How civic engagement outside of elections can address structural inequities and achieve health and racial equity.
- Having a plan to vote safely.
- Dawn Hunter, JD, MPH – Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law – Southeastern Region
- Rebecca Green, JD, Kelly Professor of Excellence in Teaching and Co-Director of the Election Law Program, William & Mary Law School
- Edward P. Ehlinger, MD, MSPH, Past-President of ASTHO
- Dana Rice, DrPH, Assistant Professor, Public Health Leadership Program, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.