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The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), the world’s largest consortium of academic institutions addressing global health challenges, is mobilizing scientists across the US to get every citizen to vote in the November election. We have witnessed repeated attacks on scientists and science with lethal consequences. Undermining science has contributed to the death of over 200,000 Americans. Most of these deaths were preventable.  CUGH’s ‘Global Health Gets Out the Vote’ is a national campaign focused on mobilizing the hundreds of thousands of health workers and scientists across the US to vote and get their fellow citizens to do the same.

Dr. Keith Martin, Executive Director of CUGH said, “Science is under assault. Every scientist and health care worker has a duty to oppose dangerous policies and support those initiatives that will save lives. The most powerful way to do this is to exercise your right to vote.”

CUGH is also showcasing various global health leaders on the importance of voting through the Global Health Leaders on Getting Out the Vote Gallery. Participants include American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s CEO Karen Goraleski and Prof. Lawrence Gostin, Faculty Director of Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. CUGH is ensuring that science will not be sidelined but instead, will help lead the nation to recover from the pandemic and help address the many other challenges the US faces which were outlined in the recently released 2020 Social Progress Index. For more information, please contact Dr. Keith Martin, Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Washington, DC via executivedirector@cugh.org or (202) 974-6363.