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5 Reasons Why This Busy Intern Will #VoteKids in the 2018 Midterm Elections
Molly Markowitz, MD
(October 9, 2018)
Save DACA! Extend CHIP! End gun violence. Many of the political decisions made by our elected officials this past year have had a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of children. As pediatricians and trainees committed to both caring--and advocating--for children, we've rallied around critical issues such as access to vital health care services, urgently needed gun safety laws, and protection of immigrant child health. Busy clinicians and residents working 80-hour weeks worked this flurry of advocacy into our schedules because we know how important it is to our young patients.