Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

Election 2020

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Exercise on your way to the polls with a free bike ride

Back in September, we wrote about an initiative from ride-sharing company Lyft that will allow voters to get free or discounted rides to their local polling stations. All you need to do is use the code 2020VOTE while requesting a ride. In a similar fashion, micromobility companies such as Bird Read More...

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4 powerful ways to keep yourself calm ahead of the elections

The election season is about to reach its climax and there is hardly any escaping it. With the outcome expected to have an enormous impact on the future of America and the greater world, it can be difficult not to feel the stress with November 3rd around the corner. On Monday, our Optimist Read More...

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Soothe election anxiety with these 8 grounding questions

A recent survey from the American Psychological Association found that this election is a significant source of stress for more than two-thirds of American adults. For many of us, the only stressor outpacing the pandemic is the potential outcome of November 3rd, but as much as there is election Read More...

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How voting rights groups are helping inmates vote from jail

If casting a ballot can already be a tricky process for regular citizens, you can imagine how difficult it is for inmates to vote—especially during the pandemic. Most states don’t allow felons to vote while serving their sentence. With that said, people with misdemeanor sentences do have the Read More...

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Starbucks offers employees free rides to polling places

If you work at Starbucks and aren’t sure how you’re getting to the polls, you’re in luck. The coffee chain announced it will offer employees complimentary Lyft rides to polling stations. This includes voting in person, going to volunteer at voting stations, or even just a ride to the post Read More...

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Meet the astronaut voting from space this November

This year’s election comes at a pivotal time in US history. In fact, it’s so important, one citizen is casting her ballot all the way from space. On election day, astronaut Kate Rubins will cast her ballot from the International Space Station 200 miles above the Earth.  "We consider it an Read More...

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Connecting rentership and registration can empower marginalized voters

The 2020 election is fast approaching and we’ve been sharing stories on vote-in mailing, companies giving paid leave for employees to work the polls, and even NBA arenas turning into voting locations. Today we’re sharing another incredibly simple strategy to register more Americans to vote: Read More...

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How mail-in ballots are protected from voter fraud

Record numbers of voters will likely cast their ballot by mail this November, but despite what some may say about the process, voter fraud, including mail-in voting fraud, is very rare. Need more convincing? Here are six ways in which mail-in ballots are protected from fraud.  Only valid Read More...

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These companies will give employees paid leave to work the polls

The election is fast approaching, but 58 percent of regular poll workers are over the age of 60, leading to rising concerns over who will fill in for these vulnerable employees during the pandemic. To help with the poll worker shortage, both Old Navy and Tory Burch will offer employees paid leave Read More...

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To vote or not to vote? 7 Facts on why you should

We recently published an article on how to vote during a pandemic, but let's take a step back and talk about why you should vote at all. If you’re on the fence about exercising your civil liberties or even if you’re a passionate advocate for democratic participation, here’s seven facts that Read More...