Petition Calls For Uber To Offer Free Rides On Election Day

Over 7,000 sign Care2 petition calling for Uber to offer free rides on election day in the U.S.

Petition Prompted By Report That 15 Million Registered Voters Cite “Transportation Issues” As Their Reason For Not Making It To The Polls In 2016

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA -- A new Care2 petition is calling on Uber to offer free rides to the polls on election day after a report from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement cites 15 million registered voters didn’t make it to the polls in 2016 due to “transportation issues”.  The Care2 petition has gathered over 7,000 signatures.

VIEW THE CARE2 PETITION HERE: www.care2.com/go/z/30836150 

Uber competitor Lyft has already announced they will be offering discounted and free rides to the polls for the midterm election.

“There is another rideshare company that has nearly double that of Lyft's marketshare that could also pitch in to make sure Americans from all incomes have their voices heard,” reads the Care2 petition. “Uber, the market leader should take this moment and join Lyft in offering free rides to make sure that even more of those who need it can get to the polls.”

The Care2 petition also points to a 2014 Pew Study that states, “close to 50% of nonvoting households earn less than $30,000 and 40% of that group is comprised of Hispanics, African-Americans or other minority groups.”

According to Quora, just over 52,000 votes could have swung the 2016 election.

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