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Voto Latino Launches Innovative ‘My Ride To Vote’ Crowdfunding Campaign

Maria Teresa Kumar
 

(Corridor News) – Today, Voto Latino has launched “My Ride to Vote”, a new crowdfunding campaign on Crowdpac to fund Lyft rides for voters who lack transportation access to the polls. The campaign, which has already raised more than $15,000 toward its $100,000 goal, will begin offering free rides to citizens in early voting states immediately.

“With this campaign, we aim to help underrepresented voters exercise their rights as citizens,” said Anna Soellner, co-founder of My Ride to Vote. “For people who are under immense family, work or financial pressure, having a convenient ride to the polls can mean the difference between voting and staying at home. Our mission is to assist those in greatest need to exercise their sacred, civic duty.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with My Ride to Vote which is applying modern technology to help citizens exercise their fundamental right to vote,” said Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO of Voto Latino. “We look forward to mobilizing communities across the country during early vote and on Election Day with this innovative new program. As little as $5 to $10 can help get several voters to the polls, and ensure that we get closer to our ultimate goal of perfect participation in our elections.”

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