The other day we noted Republican voter suppression efforts ramping up as the mid- term election nears. In one state, where Kris "KKK" Kobach (a.k.a., the King of Voter Suppression) is running for governor, voting rights activists are partnering with national brands to fight back:
Lyft is partnering with a Latino activist group to take voters in Dodge City, Kan., to the polls on election day.
Voto Latino announced the partnership after it was announced that the majority-Hispanic city would move its lone polling site outside city limits, more than a mile away from the closest bus stop.
“Dodge City, Kansas is a Latinx-majority city that has had it’s [sic] ONLY polling location moved outside of city limits w/out access by public transportation,” Voto Latino tweeted. “So we’re partnering w Lyft to provide rides to the polls!”
Voto Latino said that brands Steve Madden and Johnnie Walker are also helping sponsor the move, but the group is raising additional funds through ActBlue.Dodge City is a 60 percent Latino community, a big target for the voter suppression efforts of Kobach and his white supremacist party.
Kudos to Lyft, Uber, Steve Madden and Johnnie Walker for helping negate the best efforts of those shitheels to keep Americans from exercising their right to vote.