More than a Vote: Civic Engagement and Health Amid COVID-19 by Dawn Hunter

Dawn Hunter is Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law – Southeastern Region Office and a volunteer attorney for CLP’s Amendment 4 Project and other clinics.

Dawn recently wrote a post for the Network for Public Health Law blog discussing the circular relationship of civic engagement and health. While the pandemic has certainly highlighted this issue, it is not a new issue.

The 2020 election is important, but dismantling the laws and policies that reinforce and perpetuate voting and health disparities will require engagement on several fronts.  Individuals and communities that fully participate in democracy through voting and other forms of civic engagement have the power to create a path to better health.  People who do not participate are not heard, and they need to be heard to be healed.

You can read Dawn’s article here: