Vote for Y(Our) Future
PDF from the Academy VOTE FOR OUR FUTURE–2014
Word document copied below too (images and spacing are tricky when copying from Word so best viewed as a PDF!)
VOTE FOR OUR FUTURE!
Italian: Vota per il nostro futuro
Spanish: Vota por nuestro futuro
Russian: Голосуйте за наше будущее
French: Voter pour notre avenir
Philipino: Bumoto kayo para sa kabukasan ng ating Akademiya
The Academy elections are just around the corner. Voting will open on Saturday, February 1, 2014 and will close on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Candidate information is now posted at www.eatright.org/elections.Set your alarm! Mark your calendar! Vote early!
ü Which affiliate had the largest % of voting members in 2013? Wyoming– (44.34%)
ü Which 3 affiliates had the lowest % of voting members in 2013? Puerto Rico (7.1%); Kentucky and Nevada (both at 9.93%)
ü What affiliates cast the most total votes in 2013? California (732); New York (654)
ü What can you do to improve your affiliate’s voting record???
ü Every vote counts! Every opinion counts! We want to hear from you!
ü You are shaping your future and the Academy’s.
ü It is your privilege and responsibility as an Academy member (even if you are not an American citizen) to choose the people you want to represent you and lead the profession.
ü You can make the profession stronger by choosing the most qualified candidates.
ü Our profession is facing many challenges. We will be better prepared to achieve our strategic goals if you and all of our members are fully engaged.
ü You can change the world! “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
What’s in it for you?
ü You will be instrumental in forming an impressive new future for our profession.
ü You will be laying the path for your own future volunteerism and leadership by selecting dedicated people who are willing to serve the Academy.
ü You will help the profession move forward on important issues such as:
· Health care reform and how the Affordable Care Act will affect our jobs and our salaries.
· What the future practice of dietetics will look like.
· How we prepare our students and practitioners to be more competitive.
How do I vote?
ü Go to: http://www.eatright.org/elections on Saturday, February 1.
ü Click on candidate biographical information to read and compare the candidates.
ü Electronically vote for the candidates of your choice, following the directions on the site.
ü We encourage members to select a candidate (s) for every position.