As seen on CBS Philly: SEPTA Strike Inspires Ride-Sharing App Aimed At Getting Voters To Polls
By Cherri Gregg | November 2, 2016
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The SEPTA strike is inspiring volunteers to sign up for a first of its kind ride-sharing app. The new technology is designed to give voters a free round-trip ride to the polls on Election Day.
“I think it’s critically important that — especially women — get out and exercise their right to vote,” says Sheri Cole.
Her day job is executive director of Career Wardrobe, a non-profit that helps women transition back to work in Philadelphia, Berks, Bucks, Delaware, Chester and Montgomery Counties. But on Election Day, she’ll be a volunteer driver giving voters free rides to and from the polls thanks to a new app, Carpool2Vote.
“I thought that’s something I can do,” says Cole, “I have a car, I live in the city, I work here and I can take some flexible time — I can volunteer for that.”