Free Rides to the Polls Offered in the Twin Cities on Nov. 2

Oct 11, 2010, 16:21 ET from Courage Center

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Although voter turnout is expected to be high on November 2, people with disabilities are 20 percent less likely to vote than people without disabilities. The difficulty of getting to the polls is often just too great a barrier. The Rides to Polls coalition aims to help overcome this barrier to voting in the Twin Cities metro area by providing free, accessible rides, including eight accessible minivans targeted specifically for people with disabilities.

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Courage Center, Merrick Inc. and Arc Greater Twin Cities are just a few of the many Minnesota nonprofit organizations that have formed this unique, nonpartisan coalition.  

Eligible voters can call 1-877-50-RIDES (1-877-507-4337) or e-mail jeff@mncn.org to schedule a ride to and from their precinct polling place. Trained volunteer drivers will assist at pick up and drop off if required.  The service is available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Twin Cities metro area.

Find out more at www.mnparticipationproject.org

CONTACTS:

Christian Knights, Courage Center


763-843-1607, christian.knights@couragecenter.org


Jeff Narabrook, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits


651-757-3062, jeff@mncn.org



SOURCE Courage Center



RELATED LINKS

http://www.couragecenter.org/


http://www.mnparticipationproject.org/