SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics held its first annual Voter Registration Drive to celebrate National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
This was in partnership with Vot-ER and the National Association of Health Centers.
Through this voter drive health care professionals were able to promote civic engagement in healthcare spaces to get a more inclusive democracy.
“When people feel part of a community, you have better health outcomes,” said Maria Long, Spokesperson for Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics.
Long added that signing up to vote does not have to feel like such a barrier. It’s as easy as scanning a QR code on a phone.
She is happy that now people can feel that they have a voice in policy making.