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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The North Carolina NAACP announced it wants to get 1,000 churches, temples and mosques to get all their members to register to vote.

The movement will begin on Wednesday and go through the end of August.

Rev. William J. Barber, president of the state NAACP, said he believes certain political groups are trying to suppress voting power.

"What we are now seeing in this country and in this state is the most aggressive, regressive attack on voting rights since the 19th century," Barber said.

The organization will also have a voter registration later this month on the UNC-Greensboro campus.