The A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), an organization of African-American trade unionists, is offering free rides to the polls on Aug. 2, the day of the primary election in St. Louis and St. Louis County.
Keith Robinson, president of the St. Louis chapter, told the Greater St. Louis Labor Council delegate meeting on July 19 that the “Souls to the Polls” rides will be available from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Election Day.
Voters who need a ride are urged to call (314) 562-0411 to make their arrangements.
Sixteen APRI members will be driving voters to the polls, and the organization is also accepting volunteers, Robinson said.
Voters getting rides will be required to wear masks, but the drivers will provide masks for those who need them, he said.
“With COVID on the rise again, all COVID-related protocols will be observed,” he said.
Robinson also serves as chairman of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council’s Diversity Committee.