A practicing pediatrician in pediatric critical care and sleep medicine, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva possesses over two decades of medical experience and providing instruction to medical students and trainees. Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva also serves as the associate executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which engages in advocacy efforts for children’s health such as the #VoteKids Get Out the Vote campaign.
The campaign encourages voters to prioritize children’s needs during the 2016 election and become a voice for the promotion of children’s welfare issues. It addresses the stakes at hand for the upcoming election period and focuses on urging elected leaders to invest in programs and policies that offer solutions for issues such as poverty, gun violence, and food scarcity. In the days leading up to the election, the campaign will also continue to highlight key issues that impact children and families and emphasize the need for awareness.
Voters who wish to advocate for children’s needs and health issues can join the campaign by participating in social media activities that include updating their social media picture and sharing the message using the hashtag #VoteKids. Furthermore, the #VoteKids Social Media Toolkit provides a list of facts and statistics for use on Facebook and Twitter. A #VoteKids banner is available on the AAP’s website.
For more details on the #VoteKids Get Out the Vote campaign, visit www.aap.org/en-us/Vote.