Voter Engagement and Women’s Health – October 12th Show

Posted By on Oct 8, 2012 |

Friday, October 12th 8am MST
Women’s Health Today
on KUNM 89.9fm or
Listen to the 30 second promo here

Who is being encouraged or discouraged to vote? How does voter participation relate to the health of women and families?

My guests include Laurie Weahkee, of Native American Voters Alliance, Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver, and Adriann Barboa of Strong Families NM .

We will be talking about the impact of voter engagement in the 2012 election, and how this relates to the health of women and families. Are voters being encouraged or discouraged to vote this year? Is id required at polling places? Who is responsible for voter participation? How does the voting process impact the issues we care about?

Political analysts are saying that women will decide this election. Women’s issues, especially reproductive rights, women’s health care, and economic equality, have become a main focus throughout the past several months.

These issues will be on the forefront of voters minds come November and the voting process will be an opportunity for women and men to voice their opinions. Or will it?

Tune in this Friday, October 12th at 8am on KUNM 89.9fm or online at

Women’s Health Today is about women for everyone. How does being a woman or a man impact your health? Does health and other policy adequately address systemic problems and root causes of ill health? Women’s Health Today looks at health from an interdisciplinary and woman-centered perspective, examining the many biological, psychological, environmental and social factors effecting health.