David Swanson, a long time Durham voting activist, helped imagine and establish "rides to the polls" from the Durham Bus Station over several election cycles. Since David's death in September 2019, his family and friends have set up the David Ladley Swanson Foundation, a 501c3 (tax-deductible) fund. Current donations to the fund will support a 2020 non-partisan Durham effort to provide voter education and transportation to the polls.