MEDIA ADVISORY
URBAN LEAGUE OF LOUISIANA OFFERS
FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE FOR
LAKE CHARLES RESIDENTS ON ELECTION DAY
The Urban League of Louisiana has activated its Wake Up Geaux Vote campaign, a statewide, non-partisan voter education and mobilization initiative, and will take to the streets of Lake Charles on Election Day to bus residents to the polls for free. 

Urban League of Louisiana is offering the free bus rides from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on November 3rd, and will pick up residents at the three following locations in the order listed: 

First Stop
Old Triplett’s Parking Lot 
2118 Moeling St. 
Lake Charles, LA 70601 

Second Stop
New Covenant Faith Baptist Church 
2233 12th St. 
Lake Charles, LA 70601 

Third Stop
Prien Lake Mall Parking Lot (behind JCPenny) 
NE Corner; W. Hale and Ernest St., 
Lake Charles, LA 70601 

The bus will then drop off residents at the following two polling locations: 

Eastwood United Pentecostal 
2501 Opelousas St. 
Lake Charles, LA 70601 

Lake Charles Civic Center 
900 N Lakeshore Dr. 
Lake Charles, LA 70601 

The bus will leave from the Old Triplett’s Parking Lot at the top of every hour, visit each pick-up location, drop off at the polls and return to Tripplett’s at every hour on the hour. To abide by safety and social distancing protocols, a maximum of 30-40 people are allowed on the bus at a time. Participating residents are encouraged to remain flexible if utilizing the free bus service to ensure the safety of others. 

"The Urban League of Louisiana has a rich history of engaging residents around voter registration and voting on Election Day," said Judy Reese Morse, President & CEO of the Urban League of Louisiana. “Lake Charles residents have endured extraordinary hardships this year, so we are excited to remove one obstacle for them to ensure their voices are heard.” 

For more information on the Wake Up Geaux Vote Louisiana initiative and to learn about critical information about the upcoming election, visit urbanleaguela.org/vote.
WAKE UP GEAUX VOTE is a statewide, non-partisan voter education and mobilization initiative.

Remember, YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE!
ABOUT THE URBAN LEAGUE OF LOUISIANA
The mission of the Urban League of Louisiana is to assist African Americans and other communities seeking equity to secure economic self-reliance, parity, and civil rights. For more than 80 years, we have implemented our mission through programs in the areas of EDUCATION and YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, WORKFORCE and ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC POLICY and ADVOCACY initiatives.

CONTACT:
Jonathan Barnes
Urban League of Louisiana
jbarnes@urbanleaguela.org
504-715-4437