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NC NAACP & Forward Together Moral Movement to Launch a Moral March to the Polls Kickoff on Monday August 29 followed by a weekend of Action


Sunday, August 28th is the 53rd anniversary of the March for Jobs and Freedom in Washington DC when Dr. King shared his vision for America. The NC NAACP will commemorate this weekend with a series of actions beginning on August 27th to August 29th. All of our NAACP Branches across the state will be conduct voter registration drives as we continue to build the "This is Our Time! This is Our Vote! This is Our Selma!" campaign. Faith Leaders across the state will hold voting rights themed services in their worship centers, and registered members of their congregation.

On Monday evening, at 7pmthe NC NAACP will conclude its weekend of commemorating The 1963 March on Washington with the Kickoff to the Moral Marches to the Polls with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, NC NAACP President, and Architect of the Forward Together Moral Movement. This event will take place at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raliegh NC.

WHO: NC NAACP & Forward Together Moral Movement
WHAT: Moral March to the Polls Kickoff
WHEN: Monday, August 29 at 7pm
WHERE: Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St. Raliegh

To watch the event live please click here.

Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.