SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 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.”
About Voto Latino
Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership. Through innovative digital campaigns, Voto Latino reaches an average of 1.9 million people on Facebook and 6 million on Twitter. We provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change. Together, we aim to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy. To learn more about Voto Latino, visit www.VotoLatino.org. Also engage Voto Latino on Facebook atwww.FB.com/VotoLatino, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/VotoLatino, and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/
My Ride to Vote
My Ride to Vote is a newly launched SuperPAC funding rides to get voters to the polls on election day, November 8th. Co-founded by Marc Porat, Adam Berke and Anna Soellner, its mission is to harness novel technology to promote voter access.