Vote to End Hunger in This Presidential Election

Posted by Philabundance on September 26th, 2016

“[Voting] is your responsibility. If you want a free country, you got to speak up. If you don’t speak up, how do the representatives and senators know what to do? It’s not just a responsibility, it’s a privilege. We have a lot of say and we don’t use it” –Margaret, Philabundance Fresh For All Client

POWER voter registration at Fresh For All

Tuesday, September 27, is National Voter Registration Day—are you registered to vote?

In light of the upcoming presidential election, we have partnered with POWER and The League of Women Voters to ensure our clients and Fare & Square customers are registered to vote.

Only 54% of voters with incomes below $25,000 are registered to vote (as opposed to 73% of voters with incomes at or above $100,000). We believe that the voices of this underrepresented group of people are vital for us to collaboratively build the political will to end hunger forever.

Voting is the first step.

“We leave a lot of power on the table,” says Graie, a community organizer with POWER who came out to our Fresh For All location in South Philadelphia to remind people about the election and encourage them to register. “Helping people connect to the people who make decisions that directly impact their lives on a daily basis is critical.”

If you aren’t registered to vote, or have moved since the last time you voted:

Register to vote in Pennsylvania

Register to vote in New Jersey

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