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Andersonville Businesses Team Up To Offer Election Day Specials

With the strongest voting for a midterm election expected on Tuesday, Trump may be feeling a little ‘blue’ on Wednesday. A team of Andersonville businesses however, want you to be excited about your voting rights and are organizing special freebies and discounts to help energize that spirit.

Milk Handmade (5137 N Clark St) owner Hallie Borden organized the event which takes place on Election Day, Nov. 6 at several businesses along the Andersonville strip. In a press release put about the event, they remind us that it is illegal to offer a discount or freebie for voting. But on the flipside, it is also illegal to suppress voting rights, fire someone because of their gender identity, and sexually harass another person. They want people to get out their vote and equally want residents to support local business.

“We hope you vote on November 6th. We sure will,” said Borden in the release. “And there’s another kind of voting that we hope you remember to do all year round — the kind where you vote with your dollar. Where you choose not to support corporations owned by people lobbying against humanity and the planet. Where you seek out businesses who do good in their communities, support fair wages, and try their hardest to be friends to the environment. Where you funnel money into your neighborhood economy, not into the pockets of shareholders.”

Currently, the list contains main popular storefronts in the neighborhood including Milk Handmade, Women and Children First, Martha Mae, Early to Bed, Foursided, Vincent, Murray and White as well as Norcross and Scott.

As we all gear up for the elections, flex your retail power. Borden jokingly admits that they can’t legally require you to vote before taking advantage of the offers, but anyone who doesn’t vote gets a free eye roll with purchase.

Here is a list of business specials organized by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.

 


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