Voter turnout in Detroit hasn’t been great. For what is maybe the most important part of our democracy there sure are a lot of issues in the way of getting to the polls.
From not having time off work, insufficient childcare options, lack of access to voter information resources or not having transportation to the polls there are too many barriers for folks in Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck when it comes to being represented. No vote means no voice, which is bad.
Andy Didorsi’s Detroit Bus Company is working to solve the transportation issue for those who want to vote. On election day in 2018, they ran routes using their entire bus fleet and volunteers with their own cars to get Detroiters to their local polling place. It’s pretty ambitious, but big problems usually need big answers.
DBC and the volunteers served all of Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck in an effort to make sure that all Detroiters were being properly represented.