Letter to the editor: Helping to vote?

To the editor:

I have been asking various managers and owners of local businesses how they support voting employees (helping them with mail in ballots, bonuses for early voting, paid time off or rides to the polls), and it has been ineffective and underwhelming.

Consumer power only seems to matter en masse, so I am asking Lawrence citizens, especially women, to take just a few minutes when they’re in stores, restaurants, etc., and ask about the specific ways they are helping their employees fulfill their civic duties.

Kira McPherson,



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