Discount Drug Mart Inc. recently hosted its biannual pharmacists meeting and promoted a get-out-the vote campaign with funding from the National Association of Chain Drugstores’ (NACDS) RxIMPACT Vote program.
The meetings hosted by Discount Drug Mart included continuing education, best practices and vendor sessions.
Steve Ferris, Discount Drug Mart’s government and public affairs director, organized the event and invited a speaker from the Greater Cleveland League of Women Voters to stress how important it is to get out and partake in the voting process. The speaker also encouraged participants of the meeting to consider years that do not contain a presidential election and pay attention to those elections.
Ferris maintained that organizations that want to add the get-out-the vote campaign to their event programs look for avenues in which to do so in order to get the word out to pharmacists, pharmacy techs and others who are interested.
NACDS' RxIMPACT Votes is an active movement with the goal of motivating the pharmacy community to get out and vote while educating them on the importance of voting.