Unite 4 Democracy presents ‘Pack the Polls Car Parade’

October 29, 2020

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Saturday, October 24, 2020, Unite 4 Democracy hosted “Pack the Polls,” a non-partisan event held in more than 20 communities across Wisconsin. The Milwaukee locations included Midtown Mall, 5700 Capitol Dr.; Washington Park, Corner of Lisbon Ave. and Lloyd St.; and Clinton Rose Senior Center, 3045 N. Dr. MLK, Jr. Dr. Volunteers, community organizations, like Souls to the Polls (pictured) and organizers took to the streets in their cars (the most “COVID-19-safe” way) to promote early voting.

Early voting reduces the risk of COVID-19 transmission by spreading out the traffic at the polls and reducing concentration on election day. The car parade was led by the Building Unity Votemobile which made stops at early voting sites and parks. At each stop there were brief speeches from some of Milwaukee’s pro-democracy champions; at the Midtown Mall stop, State Senator Lena Taylor (third from right) spoke about exercising your voting rights. There was also a grocery giveaway, free food, and music.