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GRO shuttles voters to polls

Apr 2, 2013
Annie Trout / KBIA

Grass Roots Organizing, a non-profit organization also known as GRO, is providing free rides for voters to the polls today.

GRO volunteers hand out flyers around town in the days leading up to the elections so people are aware that the organization is willing to transport voters to the polls.

Mary Hussmann, a GRO organizer, volunteered to drive people to the polls today and says the idea is to give everyone a chance to vote.

Jacob Fenston / KBIA

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