“We are Marching to the Polls to reaffirm our community’s commitment to voting. We have been discouraged through redistricting, and all manner of voter suppression, but we have come too far to turn around now. It is a moral imperative we participate in our own government.” – Barrett Brown, President of the Alamance NAACP
BURLINGTON, NC – On Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm, the Alamance Branch of the NC NAACP and local partners led a “Moral March to the Polls.” Thirty marchers gathered at the Alamance County Historic Courthouse in Graham, for a march to the early polling site at the Youth Services Building. The March represented local participation in a statewide “Our Time, Our Vote” GOTV Campaign focused on voter engagement, education, mobilization and protection. The March also honored the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the pivotal confrontation on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama which ultimately paved the way to the passing of the Federal Voting Rights Act in 1965. Over 50 years later, it is still necessary for Americans to fight for their right to vote. Saturday’s Moral March to the Polls was an invitation to all people of goodwill to participate in the democratic process by exercising their sacred and blood-bought right to vote.