Voting IS and SHOULD BE everyone’s right. It’s unfortunate though there are circumstances that prevent one from voting. The Chicago Urban League is making sure transportation isn’t an obstacle. The Chicago Urban League Campaign “Ride to the Polls” is giving students old enough to vote a way to get to the polling centers. They will even be providing rides Saturday, October 29th and November 5th from 10:00am – 2:00pm for those who call 773-285-5800 to arrange a ride from the Urban League office at 4510 S. Michigan Avenue. For more information on this caring campaign read the press release below.
Chicago Urban League focuses on Rides to the Polls for Students
After discovering that many seniors and local residents either have a way to the polls, have voted or plan to vote in their buildings, churches, etc., the Chicago Urban League decided to target its “Ride to the Polls” Campaign efforts to high schoolers who are old enough to vote, and students from Lakeside Academy School (2920 S. Wabash Ave.) accepted the invitation.
On Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:00a.m., representatives from the Chicago Urban League will be transporting Lakeside Academy students to the polls to vote early.
“It’s our way of showing young people how important their voices are,” said Angela Hamilton, Director of Human Capital for the League. “They need to understand that somebody died so that they could have the right to vote.”
The staff of the Chicago Urban League will be going as a group to vote early on Monday, October 31, 2016 departing its offices at 12:00p.m.
“We are leading by example,” said Shari Runner, President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League. “The League has been quite vocal about the importance of registering to vote and the importance of actually casting one’s vote. ‘Ride to the Polls’ is a wonderful way to provide an example for the communities we serve.
About the Chicago Urban League
Established in 1916, the Chicago Urban League works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans and promotes strong sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration and innovation. For more information, visit www.thechicagourbanleague.org. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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