When it comes to midterm primaries, June is a blockbuster month: 17 states are holding primaries through June 24. Today, primaries are set for Alabama, California, Iowa, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota, and next Tuesday, June 10, primaries will be held in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and Virginia.
From now through the general elections, it is a great time to get involved in the Ask Your Candidates! voter education initiative. One way to participate is by joining us in our 5 by June 5 (5X5) awareness effort, in which we are guiding voters to ask their candidates about medical progress and recruit five people to do the same by June 5.
As you may know, Congress plays a key role in determining funding for noncommercial medical research and formulating policies that incentivize – or de-incentivize – private sector medical innovation. Who we elect affects whether new treatments and cures are discovered or lie dormant. That’s why voter education is so important. Continue reading →