GREENSBORO, N.C. – Local North Carolina NAACP branches led "Moral March to the Polls" in honor of Bloody Sunday and to raise awareness about the first weekend of early voting.
Among the chapters participating was the Greensboro NAACP. Members and supporters, along with The League of Women Voters carpooled with the assistance of a police escort to a polling site on Saturday. The two organizations have been able to register 3,000 young adults in the past month to vote.
Organizers said the Moral March represented local participation in a statewide "Our Time, Our Vote" GOTV Campaign which focuses on voter engagement and education.
The march also honored the anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" when civil rights activists were confronted on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in the 1960s when trying to cross while promoting voting rights.