NAACP announces voter registration drive in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is focusing voter registration efforts on the state’s places of religious worship.

The group plans to announce Tuesday in Greensboro a campaign aimed at getting 1,000 churches, temples and mosques across the state to register all of their eligible members to vote.

Chapter president The Rev. William Barber says the current state of affairs in North Carolina calls for as many citizens to participate in the political process as possible.

North Carolina is already squarely in the national political spotlight this year. Voters go to the poll next month for a primary that includes a referendum on whether to ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution.

In September, the Democrats will hold their presidential convention in Charlotte.
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