In an election year where seemingly anything goes, one thing is certain: very little. Everything is up for grabs as political parties vie for young voters’ fealty. The Wall Street Journal starkly reported yesterday that “for the first time, millennials will match baby boomers as a share of the electorate.”
Almost everyone needs help—and motivation—in order to be educated and ready for Election Day.
What does that mean? Good question. The Journal reported that in the recent Iowa caucuses 17-29-year-olds favored Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders over rival Hillary Clinton by 84 percent to 14 percent, and the results were nearly identical in New Hampshire—83 percent to 16 percent. The two youngest GOP candidates—Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio—are also garnering the most support from young voters.
While opinionated, young voters have been historically difficult to count on at the polls. Almost everyone needs help—and motivation—in order to be educated and ready for Election Day. The bipartisan NACDS RxIMPACT Votes program is ready to energize the pharmacy community to get ready for the election process. Find everything you need to know about voter registration locations, volunteering for campaigns, building candidate relationships and voting on Election Day with NACDS RxIMPACT Votes. Your vote—and commitment to pharmacy—matter.