As the nation prepares to elect the policymakers who will shape pharmacy’s future on November 8, 2016, the NACDS RxIMPACT Votes program is equiped to help the pharmacy community energize to participate in the election process!
Designed to educate the pharmacy community about the importance of voter registration, ongoing campaign volunteerism, and turning out to vote, NACDS RxIMPACT Votes will help you, your pharmacy teams and their patients get involved in the election process. Given the strongest relationships arise from support before a candidate is elected, this bipartisan program will help you unlock your constituent and political power and reveal how you can effectively volunteer to advance the campaigns of your candidates of choice.
This three pronged “Get Out the Vote” (GOTV) campaign gives you and your pharmacy teams the tools you need to register to vote, volunteer on a campaign to build candidate relationships before and after their election, and vote on Election Day. Nonpartisan GOTV efforts like NACDS RxIMPACT Votes shows constituents the powerful role they can play by casting their vote at the ballot box. The more we can encourage fellow advocates to participate in this process, the more the needs of pharmacy and its patients will be heard in the policymaking process!
This voter resource inspires pharmacy advocates to utilize social media vehicles to encourage others to participate in the 2016 elections. The lead-by-example resource showcases how advocates can effectively use social media to generically promote the election of candidates of choice by being personal, positive, and highlighting #PharmacyVoter.
But before you see all of our other great resources below, take a moment and check out our two 30-second GOTV ads that are making waves in the pharmacy community!
"NACDS RxIMPACT 'I'M A PHARMACY VOTER' ADDRESS SEARCH"
Click on the above link to view federal and state candidates running for office to represent your home, pharmacy, school, or headquarters address! Federal and state candidates will be added on a rolling basis and lists will be finalized with the state deadline for registering to run for office. These deadlines are posted at the NACDS RxIMPACT Votes by State Page.
Election Guide and Voter Registration Tools:
(Click on Your State on the NACDS RxIMPACT Votes by State Page)
Match your home address to candidates running for office
Access incumbent and candidate information,websites
Utilize state-specific tools to register to vote online
Identify key voter registration and election dates
Find your polling location and file an Absentee Ballot
Tools to Bring This Campaign To Your Team:
Get NACDS RxIMPACT Votes websticker to post on company intranet
See ways companies can conduct a GOTV campaign
Send postcards to employees
Distribute voter reminder via employee payroll stuffer
Remind patients to vote with our bag stuffer
Educate your team about NACDS RxIMPACT resources with our flyer
Schedule Up to Five Emails to Get Out the Vote in 2016:
Announce voting importance, dates, resources to employees
Voter information update reminder (married, new name, moved)
Share state-specific email just before voter registration deadline
Send Election Day email the week before with ID needs etc
Day before Election Day, send Election Day Company Policy
Our voter registration services are available without regard to the voter’s political preference. Information and other assistance regarding registering or voting, and other serviced offered, shall not be withheld or refused on the basis of support for or opposition to particular candidates or a particular party. If you would like more information about either of these programs, please contact Heidi Ecker, NACDS Director of Government Affairs and Grassroots Programs via email at Hecker@nacds.org or phone at 703-837-4121.