Getting out the vote means taking a stance, being part of the process—and supporting pharmacy. NACDS’ new video ad, released during NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill last month, is designed to encourage pharmacy personnel to volunteer and vote for the candidates of their choice.
The [NACDS] RxIMPACT Votes program is a key part of what we need to do as we move closer and closer to the election.
Emphasizing the importance of get-out-the-vote initiatives, past NACDS Chairman Randy Edeker said at the NACDS Annual Meeting, “The
[NACDS] RxIMPACT Votes program is a key part of what we need to do as we move closer and closer to the election.” Another speaker at the conference underscored the message that engagement is key. Larry Sabato, election analyst and founder of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, said, “It’s political activity, it’s average people getting involved in the process that makes all the difference.”
The 30-second video ad series provides a convenient and accessible way to help increase engagement in the political process during the 2016 election year, and to sustain that involvement through advocacy on an ongoing basis. Here’s what you can do:
· Promote the video ad at membership meetings, trainings, CE sessions and other gatherings;
· Utilize #PharmacyVoter on social media to advance awareness about the effort; and
· Share how you utilized these resources so NACDS can publicly celebrate your efforts
In addition to the videos, PharmacyVoter.org presents resources that help the people of pharmacy engage in the democratic process—from voter registration information, to ideas for planning get-out-the-vote events, to insights about how to volunteer for campaigns. Also remember to use #PharmacyVoter on social media to advance awareness about the effort.