By Margaret Jackson / NewsBreak Denver
(Denver, Colo.) Cannabis edibles maker Wana Brands and the Wana Brands Foundation are teaming up with the League of Women Voters to bring voter registration drives to cannabis dispensaries as part of the second annual Summer of Quick mobile tour.
The Wana Wanderer van will visit two Green Solution locations to offer education about voter registration:
- Noon to 5 p.m. on Aug. 4 at 6020 W. 20th Ave. in Edgewater
- Noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at 1995 Wewatta St. in Denver
Those unable to attend the event can register to vote, verify voter registration and find out what’s on their ballot at vote411.org/wana.
The Wana Wanderer will offer refreshments, swag, outdoor games and exclusive discounts on Wana Quick products.
“Voting is one of the most powerful tools that we have as Americans. Wana Brands and The Wana Foundation consider this partnership with the League of Women Voters an essential initiative leading up to this year’s critical midterms elections,” Wana Brands CEO Nancy Whiteman said. “Through this voter registration effort we aim to ensure than anyone who has the right to vote knows how to get registered and has the ability to fulfill this civid duty.”
Denver League of Women Voters representatives will be on had to register voters and provide voter and election information. The Wana Brands Foundation donated $25,000 to support the League of Women Voters Education Fund, which educates voters on elections and registration information.
Despite the pandemic, the 2020 U.S. election saw the highest voter turnout of the 21st century, with 66.8% of citizens 18 and older voting, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, the average voter turnout during midterm elections is typically around 40% of eligible voters.
“It is critical that voters know exactly what’s at stake in November and are empowered to make an informed decision on Election Day,” said Anne Duncan, co-chair of voter services with the League of Women Voters. “The League of Women Voters is dedicated to protecting and expanding voting rights to ensure everyone is represented in our democracy.”