NC NAACP focuses on Early Voting, the “heart matters” of the election (Audio)

One-Stop Early voting gets underway today in North Carolina, 19 days before Election Day .

The NC NAACP State President will spend the day with students on the campus of North Carolina Central University for a get-out-the-vote rally and march to the polls.

Rev. Dr. William Barber says what’s on the ballot this year is at the heart of what it means to be an American:

“We’ve got to decide whether we want this country to have a heart, or for the lack of a better word, a heart attack,”said Barber in a recent interview with N.C. Policy Watch. “When you start talking about how we are going to deal with poverty, jobs, and living wages,  education equality, where candidates stand on health care for all…those are heart matters for North Carolina.”

The North Carolina NAACP is building on its “Million Voters March” which calls on one million African-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, students and others to vote early, go back and bring others to the polls.

That added push comes as a new national poll suggests that voter enthusiasm may be slipping among young voters.

North Carolina voters can register to vote and cast ballots between now and Nov. 3rd, the Saturday before Election Day.

To find a One Stop voting site in your area, visit:  http://www.app.sboe.state.nc.us/webapps/OS_sites/

To hear an excerpt of NC Policy Watch’s recent radio interview with Rev. William Barber, click below.




One Comment


    October 19, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Besides voting for Obama, I don’t know who else the NAACP is endorsing. Please provide a list. I’m new to North Carolina and I plan to vote today.

    Thank you.

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