October 29, 2020
WHAT: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, holds a news conference on the last day of early voting in North Carolina and then votes.
WHO: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, along with Caitlin Swain, co-director of Forward Justice.
WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
WHERE: Wayne County Public Library, 100 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, North Carolina, 27530
WHY: Rev. Barber and Ms. Swain are calling on those who have not voted — especially who are not registered — to register and vote on the same day in any county that has Saturday voting. Because of the lawsuit filed against a 2013 monster voter suppression bill by Rev. Barber, Ms. Swain and many others, North Carolina had 17 days of early voting this year — more than the state has ever had — along with many other voting rights such as no photo ID required. And as of Monday, more than 3 million people had voted early or via absentee ballot. That is already twice as many people who had voted as of the same point in the 2016 election.
They will emphasize the importance of taking advantage of these rights by voting before 3 p.m. Saturday, when early voting ends, or on Election Day. You can report any harassment or intimidation to 866-OUR-VOTE.
Martha Waggoner: [email protected]