A local sorority is helping educate the public on the voting process and helping residents get IDs through a partnership with a national not for profit.
Indiana State University’s Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority teamed up with Spread The Vote and Project ID Wednesday to launch a new chapter of the organization inTerre Haute, and start helping residents.
Amanda Noell, Indiana State Spread theVote/Project ID director, said the organization can help any eligible person get an ID.
Project ID will help with every step of the process, from gathering the right documents, to transportation, and even the expenses involved.
While voter eligibility is important, Noell noted that an ID is needed for much more than voting.
“You can’t get emergency housing if you are trying to leave a violent situation, you can’t get medical benefits, you can’t get into a lot of food pantries without an in ID,you can’t pick up your child from daycare,” Noell said. “So, yes ,it’s about making sure people are eligible to vote, and making sure they are eligible to get a job, but it’s about so much more than that.”
Noell said the goal of the organizationis to lift people up one idea at a time.