Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the efforts of the local League of Women Voters to inform voters and increase turnout took a new form, and perhaps greater urgency.
Under normal circumstances, the organization registers voters in downtown, at high schools, and at as many events they could attend. However, with those activities canceled or moved online, the league planned a parade on Aug. 22, to encourage Wichitians to get out and vote.
The league partnered with the Wichita Branch NAACP and Moms Demand Action, Black Nurses Association, members of the Divine 9 and individuals for the “Cruisin’ for Voters” car parade from a Wichita State University parking lot, south to 13th Street, west to Arkansas, north to 21st and east back to the WSU parking lot.
Along the Cruisin’ route, members of various organizations manned voter registration tables.