What The New President Means for Women

What The New President Means for Women

What The New President Means for Professional Women

Reprinted from ellevatenetwork.com

On Tuesday, the American people voted for a new President. Some were overjoyed and others were disappointed. Regardless of where you stand politically, Ellevate Network believes that you, as a woman, have the right to be heard.

We believe this election is an opportunity for women to support one another in business, and we’re taking action.

You deserve a community of people who lift you up. Who believe in you.

A community that helps you up when you fall down.

A community that realizes that with strength and perseverance, you can do anything.

A community that understands that challenges are really opportunities.

You deserve a community that listens, a community that wants you to succeed.

At Ellevate Network, we believe that women leaders will change the future. And it’s time for us to do something. Now is the time.

Join us on Nov 15th to discuss how we can leverage our collective voice to drive change and what the election means for women. If you’re in NYC, join us in person.

“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” -Melinda Gates

Free Ride To the Polls…Carpool2Vote

Free Ride To the Polls…Carpool2Vote

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Free Ride To the Polls… Best Ways To Get There
Carpool2Vote on Nov. 8th

In June 2016, we launched Carpool2Vote as a non-partisan initiative of The WomenVotes.org social platforms at the Northeastern University Education Cooperative Awards in Boston. We reported on the many potential resources out there to support people to @Carpool2Vote on #Election2016 Day.

Our pathway to democracy has taken many twists and turns as we stuck to our purpose to ensure American voters have a round-trip free option to the polls. Our idea for Carpool2Vote was to create a 100% volunteer driven and women inspired initiative for everyone. No-one could envision a major transit strike in Philadelphia and how important our technology would become as an example of American ingenuity and service. We are very thankful to all the voting advocates who have made our project possible from Justin Insalaco, CEO 3BDreams LLC, to Chief Architect, Matt Young and Advisor Will Donovan.

Our initial goal six months ago was to keep an up-to-date list of ride share options to support voter turnout and help voters make the best choice on election day and inspire civic engagement. What we found, however, was there weren’t many free (roundtrip) ride share options available. This led WomenVotes.org to create the first-ever free ride share app to the polls — Carpool2Vote — as a demonstration of true community collaboration to enhance voter turnout on November 8th.

We are thrilled today, so many other get out the vote options exist alongside the 100% volunteer-driven Carpool2Vote app.

Only One Day Left To Make A Difference…

In service,
Nicole + Thomas, Co-founders, Carpool2Vote
@WomenVotes @Carpool2Vote

Best Carpool and Ride Share Tips For Election Day:

Your City: Check out your city and/or state department of transportation to learn about carpool options in your area. Find rideshare and other options to help build your commute with neighbors or start your own car share program in your community.

We are so proud of Kansas City, Missouri for providing free bus rides on election day to help residents to the polls to vote. This is an incredible example of a support system to empower citizens. www.RideKC.org

Google Docs Sign-up Sheet: This simple template allows groups of people to sign up for various tasks using the collaborative features of Google Docs. It can be used to coordinate many tasks including organizing your #Carpool2Vote. The organizer sets things up by filling in dates, names, and chores, then shares it with participants to fill in. www.googledocs.com

List of the Best Carpool and Rideshare Apps for #Election2016

  •  Carpool2Vote: Is the first-ever free ride share app to the polls to help connect voters needing a ride with volunteer drivers. With Carpool2Vote, there are no restrictions! The app is free and available anywhere volunteer drivers exist to help to help people to the polls. An initiative of The WomenVotes.org blog and social platforms this project is 100% volunteer driven and women inspired. Importantly, the team took a diligent approach to safety. When the driver’s car arrives, that barcode will be displayed on the driver’s phone, and the rider can quickly take a picture of the driver’s barcode to ensure they are getting into the right vehicle. If the driver is who they should be, the passenger will receive a confirmation sound (beep) and vibration after they “scan.” If the driver is not correct, there will be an alert on the passenger’s phone. This is a first in the ride share community!
  • Lyft: Select Lyft users will receive 45% off their Election Day trip to the polls, The Verge reports, noting that getting back from your polling place will cost full price. The company said it would send emails Sunday night to customers in eligible areas, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit,   Miami, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New Orleans, Nashville, New York City and New Jersey, Orange County, CA, Philadelphia,   Portland, OR, Phoenix, Raleigh, NC, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.
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  • Maven: Attention millennials, especially those living in cities. Don’t panic if it comes down to late Tuesday afternoon. There are no excuses for not voting. Not work hours. Not weather. Not lack of wheels.the ride-sharing business from General Motors — will offer riders $5 off all day, a spokesperson tells The Detroit Free press.
  • RideAustin: New users of RideAustin can download the app and use promo code “TECHVOTES” for $10 in ride credit. In order to accommodate voters who need a free ride to and from their voting location they have partnered with WomenVotes, who have created the free app Carpool2Vote that matches volunteer drivers to riders who need rides to the polls. The app is available on iOS and Android and RideAustin is encouraging our 3,000+ drivers to sign up and donate a few rides while the polls are open. RideAustin staff members will register to deliver free rides as well. More information on these programs can be found on the TechVotes and League of Women Voters websites.
  • RideBuzz: Ridebuzz is a leading provider of ride sharing technology and services, specializing in cost-effective technology and adoption campaigns for your organization, community, and region.  Find and Share Rides to voting locations. “We may not agree about everything, but let’s help each other get to the polls. Post Rides offered/needed!” RideBuzz.org
  • UBER: The ride-hailing service has teamed up with Google to create an in-app feature that aims to assist voters in locating their poling place and then getting there. “Given the important decision people around the country will make on November 8th, we wanted to make getting to and from your polling place easier than ever,” the company notes in a blog post on the feature. Uber.com
  • VoterDrive.US: Get a free ride to the polls on Election Day. Let VoterDrive.US provide you with a free Uber ride. This initiative is supported by sponsors who are underwriting a free Uber ride. Please see terms and conditions. The offer is open to new Uber customers and to others, courtesy of participating sponsors. www.VoterDrive.US
  • Walk2Vote: We can all agree, this presidential election is way too important for anyone to stay home because of lack of interest in the political process or because they couldn’t get to the polls. Now a model for schools nationwide, Walk2Vote.com seeks to not only encourage student and youth voting but to educate future generations of voters in the hopes of creating a sustainable interest in the political process on a local, state and national level. “The 26th Amendment guarantees youth the right to vote. Walk2Vote.com helps them and their community to go out and do it!” said John Locke, Chair of the national Walk2Vote.com
  • ZipCar: Ahead of the presidential election, Zipcar announced that it will make more than 7,000 cars across the US free to members on Nov. 8. Select vehicles will be available nationwide in cities and college campuses at no cost between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. local time on Tuesday. In an effort to #DriveTheVote, the car-sharing network is now taking reservations for those four evening hours, and encourages members to carpool with family, friends, and neighbors to the polls. zipcar.com

And this isn’t a ride, but encounter a line at the polls and need a bite to eat, Tweet @PizzaToThePolls and they might just send you a pizza!  Now there’s some ingenuity!

And…let’s regroup on election night to celebrate our part in history. WHY? Because we care what happens next. And…we care about giving a vehicle and a voice to people to make it happen. Rest assured, future generations will be proud we did!

“And if we don’t live for something bigger than ourselves, what are we living for?” said Brian Rashid.

On the day, post your photos, videos, and updates about “having voted” using the hashtag #Carpool2Vote #Walk2Vote and share via Facebook Live!

As a final note, if there any other ride share / carpool options free to the public, please let us know and we would be honored to help spread your ride share option.

Every Vote Counts… Carpool2Vote

Every Vote Counts… Carpool2Vote

EVERY VOTE COUNTS…
DOWNLOAD THE FREE CARPOOL2VOTE APP NOW
#WomenVotes empowering women for elected office

Washington, DC — Modern politics combines with technology to help shape the social landscape with the official launch of Carpool2Vote.com (http://www.carpool2vote.com) and the first-ever free ride-sharing app to the polls. The non-partisan app seeks to empower women voters and increase voter turnout by connecting voters needing a ride to the polls with volunteer drivers.

Carpool2Vote founders, Nicole Wild Merl and Thomas Cook, conceived of the concept long before women emerged as a key and decisive group shaping the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. “We just thought, who better to advocate and help women balancing work and family lives than those women who coined the term ‘carpool?’ Our app has no stake in this election other than to harness the power of social media, mobile technology and women’s commitment to improving their communities.” Since launching Carpool2Vote and WomenVotes.org early this year, Wild Merl and Cook have been joined by an impressive community of collaborators that include government representatives, women’s networking associations and media companies.

As a volunteer-based initiative, the more drivers that exist means the more people Carpool2Vote can help to the polls on November 8th. A Call to Action is now in progress to recruit drivers and riders across the USA to download the Carpool2Vote app and sign up. To further spread the word, Carpool2Vote is being promoted by AMC Networks Inc., which will support outreach and inspire civic engagement through online support on its corporate website and network websites. AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television: AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv.

Carpool2Vote is a digital platform of The WomenVotes.org blog and social platforms, which were created via the first-ever virtual Education Cooperative from Northeastern University College of Professional Studies for the public benefit and is a non-partisan volunteer effort. The app was designed by Justin Insalaco, the CEO of 3BDreams, with the help of his team including Chief Architect, Matt Young and Advisor Will Donovan.

To bring the project from passion to scale, Carpool2Vote is using Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud services and a cloud management portfolio. “By running the Carpool2Vote app in the cloud, the WomenVotes team can take the heavy lifting out of building their infrastructure, so they can focus on getting voters to the polls on election day,” said Teresa Carlson, VP of AWS World Wide Public Sector.

Carpool2Vote and WomenVotes.org support organizations and influencers include: Ellevate Network, National Association for Female Executives, Working Mother, and the Internet of Women community, led by Monique Morrow.

The app is live and can be downloaded in the Apple App Store (Carpool2Vote) or directly at http://womenvotes.org/. In just a few steps, you can create a profile as either a driver or user. The Carpool2Vote app uses barcode technology to ensure that drivers and riders can identify valid users of the system to ensure safety for drivers and riders.

Media Notes: For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Nicole Wild Merl at 305-915-9152 or via email at nicolewildmerl@gmail.com.

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Important Links:

Support Carpool2Vote on Kickstarter

Women Votes and #Carpool2Vote are bi-partisan initiatives whose mission is to empower women to vote and run for elected office. www.womenvotes.org @WomenVotes @Carpool2Vote

 

PSA videos produced by college students from across the country with the Washington Media Institute in the nation’s capitol in support of voter turnout and the Carpool2Vote free app.
Why You Should Vote In This Election >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg7sqbnlqWE

How To Use The Carpool2Vote App >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AaE-aJMzw8

Free Ride To The Polls: WomenVotes Takes You There – Forbes
http://bit.ly/2eBaYMf

Septa Strike Inspires Ride Sharing App Aimed At Getting Voters To Polls
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/11/02/septa-strike-inspires-ride-sharing-app-aimed-at-getting-voters-to-polls/

Letter of Support – Monique Morrow
CTO – Evangelist New Frontiers, Development & Engineering at CISCO & Co-editor, The Internet of Women, Accelerating Culture Change
http://womenvotes.org/blog/free-ride-to-the-polls/

Entrepreneur Creates Free Ride Sharing App From Charlotte – Charlotte Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2016/10/20/entrepreneur-develops-free-ride-sharing-app-to.html?ana=fbk

Entrepreneur Creates Free Ride Sharing App From Charlotte — BizWomen
http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2016/10/20/entrepreneur-develops-free-ride-sharing-app-to.html

It’s Not Too Late To Keep America Great

It’s Not Too Late To Keep America Great

It’s Not Too Late To Do Your Part To Keep America Great: Carpool2Vote

DOWNLOAD NOW >> It’s Free

On the APP Store or get it on GOOGLE Play

By Brian Rashid @BrianRashid

4 days left to make your difference.

If you don’t have a plan to get to the polls to vote and you need a kick-start or a solution that combines American ingenuity and service, this is your chance.

Check out Carpool2Vote.com and the first-ever free ride-sharing app to the polls. The non-partisan app seeks to empower women voters and increase voter turnout by connecting voters needing a ride to the polls and by inspiring civic engagement.

Co-founded by Nicole Wild Merl and Thomas Cook, Carpool2Vote is a digital platform of The WomenVotes.org blog and social platforms, which were created by the first-ever virtual Education Cooperative from Northeastern University College of Professional Studies for the public benefit. The app was designed by Justin Insalaco, the CEO of 3BDreams, with the help of his team including Chief Architect, Matt Young, and Advisor Will Donovan.

A Call to Action is now in progress to recruit drivers and riders across the USA to download the Carpool2Vote app and sign up.

As a volunteer-based initiative, the more drivers that exist means the more people Carpool2Vote can help to the polls on November 8th.

To empower this effort, the Fall 2016 class at the Washington Media Institute has created a powerful series of public service announcements to help further spread the word and share their millennial voices.

Why You Should Vote In This Election >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg7sqbnlqWE

How To Use The Carpool2Vote App >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AaE-aJMzw8

Get To Your Voting Booth For Free >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGw1AAZCXdc

Amos Gelb, Director and 3 time Emmy award winning journalist at The Washington Media Institute, said “If there ever was a time that young people needed to get the voting habit – this is it. This has been an incredible opportunity for the students of the Washington Media Institute to become more than watchers in this election and through creating Carpool2Vote PSA’s have now become animated about the chance to vote for the first time.

Working with the Carpool2Vote has given these incredible young people who are learning how media is really practiced a true sense of what it takes to be a professional. We have been so proud to be afforded the chance to work on this non-partisan, highly patriotic project.”

The goal is to reach ten thousand users, that is ten thousand users who may not have voted. Think about the potential. It’s a powerful expression of what your freedom to vote means and how it can change political history in this country.

One by one, the Carpool2Vote free app has the capacity to bring people to the polls to vote and encourage the hope for change through democracy.

So how about it America? Where ever you are at in the process, create your voting plan now:

  1. Download the Carpool2Vote FREE app on the App Store or on Google Play
  2. Sign up as a volunteer DRIVER and/or RIDER to help on election day
  3. Nudge as many friends and neighbors as possible to carpool and vote on social media @Carpool2Vote @WomenVotes
  4. Check in with your neighbors via @NextDoor.com app and invite them.
  5. On the day, share your photos, videos, and updates about “having voted” using the hashtag #Carpool2Vote

And…let’s regroup on election night to celebrate our part in history. WHY? Because we care what happens next. And…we care about giving a vehicle and a voice to people to make it happen. Rest assured, future generations will be proud we did!

And if we don’t live for something bigger than ourselves, what are we living for?

Support Carpool2Vote on Kickstarter

Support Carpool2Vote on Kickstarter

Free Ride To The Polls: WomenVotes Takes You There by Brian Rashid – FORBES

Very soon we will know who will be the next president of the United States. With the countdown to the election in full force, modern politics has combined with technology to help shape the social landscape with Carpool2Vote.com and the first-ever free ride-sharing app to the polls. The non-partisan app seeks to empower women voters and increase voter turnout by connecting voters needing a ride to the polls and by inspiring civic engagement.

To celebrate we are launching the Women Votes Youtube Channel today with a power series of public service announcements created by the Fall 2016 Class at the Washington Media Institute to further help spread the word and share their millennial voices. See our official launch videos below:

Why You Should Vote In This Election >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg7sqbnlqWE

How To Use The Carpool2Vote App >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AaE-aJMzw8

Get To Your Voting Booth For Free >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGw1AAZCXdc

A Call To Action is now in progress to recruit drivers and riders across the United States to download the Carpool2Vote app and sign up.

As a volunteer-based initiative, the more drivers that exist means the more people Carpool2Vote can help to the polls on November 8th.

DOWNLOAD NOW >>. It’s FREE (Carpool2Vote)

On the APP Store or get it on GOOGLE Play

Our goal is to reach ten thousand users across America, that is ten thousand users who may not have voted. We’ve got this. Your support will mean we can bring our project from pure passion to scale!

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  1. Download the Carpool2Vote FREE app on the App Store or on Google Play
  2. Sign up as a volunteer DRIVER and/or RIDER to help on election day
  3. Follow us on Twitter/Facebook @Carpool2Vote @WomenVotes and share the app with your friends
  4. Subscribe to the Women Votes YouTube Channel = our goal is to reach 1,000 subscribers by Monday
  5. Be proud to make a difference in #Election2016! Reach out to neighbors and friends via NextDoor.com and make sure they have a ride to the polls!

Women Votes and #Carpool2Vote are bi-partisan initiatives whose mission is to empower women to vote and run for elected office. To further spread the word, Carpool2Vote is being promoted by AMC Networks Inc., which will support outreach and inspire civic engagement through online support on its corporate website and network websites. AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television: AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv.

Co-founded by Nicole Wild Merl and Thomas Cook, Carpool2Vote is a digital platform of The WomenVotes.org blog and social platforms, which were created by the first-ever virtual Education Cooperative from Northeastern University College of Professional Studies for the public benefit. The app was designed by Justin Insalaco, the CEO of 3BDreams, with the help of his team including Chief Architect, Matt Young, and Advisor Will Donovan.