The New Georgia Project is known for its voter registration efforts and as the date for registering voters passed on October 5, 2020, efforts have shifted to voter mobilization and election protection.
The organization’s CEO, Nse Ufot, said that the goal is to remove barriers from voter participation.
“We don’t just register people, just to have registrants. We want them to become not only voters, but super voters. When we see a need, we fill it. Offering this much needed resource to communities around the state is just one way our organization is working to ensure that all voters are able to participate in the electoral process,”Ufot said.
NGP is offering safe, secure transportation to those individuals that wish to exercise their right to vote. The organization will offer PPE, hand sanitizer, temperature checks, social distancing in place and limited capacity ridership.
Those wanting rides can dial 1-800-874-1541 to make their reservation for a free ride to the voting poll now through October 30th and on Election Day, November 3rd.
Rides to the Polls is a needed service in many communities for those without transportation to their city’s early voting location(s). Offering this vital service to communities throughout Georgia will not only encourage citizens to vote early, but will help with alleviating long lines on Election Day November 3, 2020.
WHO: New Georgia Project
WHAT: Rides to the Polls for early voters
WHEN: Now through October 30th & Election Day, November 3rd
WHY: Offering this vital service to communities throughout Georgia will not only encourage citizens to vote early, but will help with alleviating long lines on Election Day.
WHERE: Metro Atlanta, Augusta, Albany, Savannah and Macon
HOW: The New Georgia project will offer PPE, hand sanitizer, temperature checks, social distancing in place and limited capacity ridership. Those wanting rides can dial 1- 800-877-1541 for a free ride to the voting poll now through October 30th and Election Day, November 3rd.
About New Georgia Project
The New Georgia Project is a nonpartisan effort to register and civically engaged Georgians. To date, the NGP has registered nearly 400,000 people from underrepresented communities to vote in Georgia. In addition to registering voters, NGP also advocates for civil and human rights causes and works to advance justice on behalf of historically marginalized communities. www.newgeorgiaproject.org.
Teresa D. Southern