VOTE.org is on a mission to feed Milwaukee area residents who have both a hunger for democracy...and a snack. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, who is partnered with The CW for the CW VOTE ACTUALLY initiative encouraging Americans to make their voices heard in the General Election, will be moving its food trucks throughout the area to distribute free food to voters waiting in line on Tuesday, November 3rd.
The food trucks plan to first appear at 9:30am Tuesday morning at the polling location at Benjamin Franklin School, 2308 W. Nash Street in Milwaukee. The trucks will keep moving to new locations throughout the day, depending on crowd size. VOTE.org will be posting location updates in a #HungryforDemocracy threat on the Twitter account (@votedotorg). We recommend following their feed as everything is subject to change.
**ELECTION DAY UPDATE: They are up & running in the Brew City!
CW VOTE ACTUALLY has been developed in partnership with nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations including: Vote.org, the largest voting registration and get-out-the-vote technology platform in America; Spread The Vote, which offers assistance in obtaining I.D.s if needed; and Vote Smart, which provides free, factual, unbiased information on political candidates and elected officials to all Americans. The campaign launched September 15th with special public service announcements featuring a wide array of The CW's on-screen talent encouraging Americans to participate in the Election Day process. Said Mark Pedowitcz, Chairman and CEO of The CW of the initiative,
In 2016, according to Census data, less than half of 18-29 year-olds voted and, today, 20% of eligible voters of all ages are still not registered to vote. The CW wants to help change these statistics and make sure all eligible voters are ready to participate, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when there is some fear and confusion about deadlines and ways in which to vote. We are grateful to our nonprofit partners for making it clear, simple and possible to vote.
Voters registered in Wisconsin can look up where to vote here. In person polling locations will be open from 7:00am - 8:00pm Tuesday, November 3rd. Not registered? You can still do so at your polling place. Already have an absentee ballot but haven't submitted? It's recommended you consider alternative options, such as voting in person, hand-delivering your ballot, or using a drop box.
REMEMBER: For those 18+ You have the right to vote. If anyone tries to stop you, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-687-8683. See VOTE.org's guide outlining your voting rights. See the CDC's guidelines for participating in person during the COVID-19 pandemic.