Friday, October 30, 2020

Kansas City Election Rider App Coming Soon

KCMO Grassroots advocacy leverages tech in order to turn out the vote.

Here's another look at GOTV efforts ramping up . . . Check-it:

CCO Creates App to Offer Free Rides to Polls in 5 Zip Codes

Communities Creating Opportunity worked with an app developer this year to create Election Riders, an Uber-like app that will be employed on Tuesday, November 3 in five Kansas City zip codes: 64109, 64127, 64128, 64130, and 64132. These are CCO's focus areas, the city's low life-expectancy zip codes, places deeply affected by poverty.

Election Riders will be available in app stores on November 1. Then on election day, residents can request rides to their polling places via the app or a phone number (816.221.0556) if they don't have a smartphone. Volunteer CCO drivers, thoroughly trained and following public health safety procedures, will ferry them to cast their vote.

"Many residents in our low life-expectancy zip codes have very limited transportation options. Poverty is a serious barrier to democratic participation in Kansas City and society at large, so we wanted to do something about it," said Garrett S. Griffin, Communications Director at CCO.

Interviews with organizers and drivers are available upon request, as are opportunities for advanced shots of marked CCO vehicles and the app itself.

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9 comments:

Charlie Horse said...

And in exchange for a ride back home riders must vote a straight Democratic ticket. Uh huh 🤔

Anonymous said...

Guess what number is going to get spammed.

chuck said...

Charlie is right. This is more tax payer funded, "In Kind" contributions to Democrats.

The anti-Trump Pope of Crestwood said...

^^^

top three comments desperate to suppress urban voters. Sad.

Anonymous said...

I regrettably voted for Obama, but the Democrats have gone off the deep end. They’ve become the party of lies, lawlessness, very late-term dismemberment abortions, violence destroying once great American cities, high taxes on our paychecks to pay for socialist wet dreams, weak military, open borders, free healthcare for illegal aliens at taxpayer expense, defunding the police, sanctuary cities for criminals here illegally, taking away guns, sending $1.7 billion of our taxpayer dollars on pallets to Iranian radical leaders so they can kill more of our troops, packing the Supreme Court, and more idiotic ideas. No thanks.

Anonymous said...

Bounty hunters will be scoping out the polls for skips.

Anonymous said...

and where does CCO keep their offices???? On the top floor of Emperor Rex Archers health Department, a city department!!!

Anonymous said...

Free rides only if you are east of Troost?!!!

How racist is that?

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