Hydrate the Vote

On November 3, 2020, Election Day, Bartenders Against Racism (BAR) will provide water and other supplies to people waiting in line to vote as part of their #HYDRATETHEVOTE initiative. Expecting record numbers of people at the polls, BAR is building on its successful “supplytending” program that provided necessities for peaceful protestors at most DC-based demonstrations this past summer. BAR is calling on everyone to help by volunteering to "adopt" a polling location in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Montgomery and Prince Geroge’s counties to distribute water, snacks and other supplies to voters waiting in line. For those unable to volunteer in person, supporters are encouraged to donate supplies in support of this collective effort. BAR will be accepting donations of requested items: bottled water, sports drinks, sanitizer and individual packaged snacks on Tuesday, October 27 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Gibson, 2009 14th St. NW, and on Friday, October 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Electric Cool-Aid, 512 Rhode Island Ave., NW. Tax-deductible contributions to BAR to help offset the costs of van rentals to transport supplies to polling sites can be made viaPayPal. To volunteer, click here.