When We All Vote
On Saturday, October 3, When We All Vote will host Fuel the Vote, a food distribution and voter registration drive, in Minneapolis and St. Paul to support those impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure they are registered and ready to vote ahead of the General Election. During these community events, volunteers will provide food and groceries to 1,500 attendees and help them prepare to cast their ballots in November.
Just 43 percent of 18- to 24- year-olds reported turning out to vote in Minnesota in 2018. During this unprecedented time, voter registration rates, especially among young people and people of color, have declined during the pandemic compared to previous years.
According to the Civics Center, voter registration rates in April and May of 2020 plummeted as much as 75 percent in some states in comparison to rates during the same months in 2016. At the same time, many Americans are out of work, and struggling to afford to feed themselves and their families due to the pandemic.
WHAT: Fuel the Vote Food and Voter Registration Drive
WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Minneapolis: Willard Hay Parking Lot
2163 N 14th Ave (cross street w/ Penn Ave N)
St. Paul: Mount Olivet Baptist Church
451 Central Ave. W
Volunteers will follow social distancing protocols of wearing masks and gloves while assisting participants. Walk-ups will not be permitted, and participants will be required to stay in their cars. If individuals do not have a mask, When We All Vote will provide one.
Fuel the Vote Twin Cities is in partnership with Lyft, who will provide discounted rides to the community to get to designated locations. Fuel the Voice is also partnering with the Minnesota Voice, the Minneapolis Foundation, the Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Lynx, Urban League Twin Cities, Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Minneapolis-St. Paul Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Agape Oasis, Urban League Twin Cities Young Professionals and Black Votes Matter.
When We All Vote is partnering with Project Isaiah, a coronavirus relief organization that has provided more than 2.5 million meals to those in need during the pandemic, as well as Wondaland Arts Society, Live Nation Urban, the United State of Women, SoundExchange, New Balance, Stonyfield and Audiomack for all Fuel the Vote events.
When We All Vote is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that brings together citizens, institutions, brands, and organizations to increase participation in every election. Launched by Michelle Obama, the organization is committed to closing the race and age voting gap and empowering all eligible voters to cast their ballot by harnessing grassroots energy, establishing strategic partnerships, and implementing digital organizing strategies, with the ultimate goal of changing the culture around voting.
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