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Author: Mary Steffenhagen

Democracy at Work: Milwaukee restaurants offer free food near polling sites to comfort waiting voters

When Adaja Greer-Smith left work in the afternoon to vote in Milwaukee’s April 7 primary, she encountered a line at John Marshall High School that was three hours long. She had not eaten yet and felt a migraine coming on as she sat in her car, waiting for the line to move and feeling sick to her stomach. She ended up calling a friend to bring her snacks from a nearby gas station, because she was determined not to leave before she cast her vote. “I think about all the blood, sweat, and tears that my ancestors went through...

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