Georgia NAACP Partners with Lyft to Get Voters to Polls

Georgia NAACP Makes a Push to Get Black Voters with Lack of Transportation to the Polls on and Before Election Day

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Crystal Greer / communications@naacpga.org

ATLANTA, GA –– Georgia NAACP partners with Lyft for the last haul of getting early voters to the polls. In an effort to increase vote-by-mail participation, these rides can also be used to drop off absentee ballots at drop off locations. In order to overcome the voter suppression tactics being placed on Black and Brown communities, we must #BlackTheVote in large numbers.


“We recommend all voters who have filled out their absentee ballots to drop them off at their nearest ballot box drop location as soon as possible to ensure that their vote is counted,” said Georgia NAACP Executive Director Dr. Jasmine Younge. Voters who intend to vote in-person may encounter issues with transportation to the polls, whether it’s a lack of transportation or reliance on public transportation. We want to ensure that everyone has equal access to polling locations for voting purposes and especially provide this option for those within counties that have public transportation on a very limited basis.”


The Georgia NAACP will offer the code until Friday, October 30th, which will cover up to $25 for one ride. A different discount code will be provided for Election Day only and can be accessed on November 3rd via our link.


Link to retrieve code: bit.ly/2Tx3FHJ


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About Georgia NAACP

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has had an unbroken presence in Georgia since 1917. The Georgia NAACP maintains a network of units throughout Georgia, from cities to small rural counties. The Georgia NAACP has been the most effective and consistent advocate for African American civil rights in Georgia. You can read more about the Georgia NAACP’s work and mission at naacpga.org.

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