Newport News organizations offering free rides to early voting

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News organization is offering free rides to early voting sites, for those living in marginalized communities.

United and Empowered Care is an organization that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Vickie R. Williams-Cullins is on the board and says the organization wanted to do something to support the community.

Orginally, they wanted to give rides to the polls on Election Day.

“We decided why not give people rides to early vote,” Williams-Cullins said. “We wanted to get to the marginalized community, people in public housing, and how we can support them. The reason we wanted to do that is because people don’t always have access to transportation and have access to early vote.”


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