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BAR to hand out refreshments, supplies at DC-area voting sites

Group seeks volunteers, donations

The Group Bartenders Against Racism (BAR) will be handing out refreshments, snacks and essentials, including hand sanitizer and masks, at polling places across the Metropolitan Washington Region November 3. Through its #HYDRATETHEVOTE campaign, it will dispatch volunteers to voting sites in DC, Northern Virginia, Prince George’s County, Md. and Montgomery County, Md.

With record turnout expected, BAR wants to help keep people hydrated while they exercise their right to vote. The organization is seeking volunteers, asking supporters to adopt a polling site.

“This may be the most important election in our lifetimes —especially for people of color like me. And we believe that everyone should be able to exercise their right to vote,” said Allison Lane, president of Bartenders Against Racism. “We should celebrate voting, not suffer through it. We’ve got voters’ backs this year.”

BAR also takes tax-deductible contributions and donations of supplies. Those who wish to make a donation of requested items, including bottled water, sports drinks, sanitizer, and individually-packaged snacks, can head over on Friday, October 30, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to Electric Cool-Aid, 512 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC.

To volunteer with BAR, navigate to the sign-up form here.

Supporters can also send monetary donations via PayPal.

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