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Everyday the government makes decisions that affect our lives; from the water we drink, the food our kids eat and how much money we bring home. Being informed is one of the first steps in building our power and creating change in our communities.

Voters of NC – Bryant

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Bryant Parroquin, 23 Pittsboro, NC Where is this country heading? You see the news and it seems like everyone is preparing for the worst no matter what happens. In my community, immigration is always important. It’s very stressful seeing everything that goes on as far as families being split apart and things like that. I…

Voters of NC – Bruno & Tim

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Bruno Pavone and Tim Hicks Pittsboro, NC Volunteering as poll protectors with CWA Local 3611 In the Union, we keep organizing and mobilizing. A union is only as strong as the people involved. We mobilize to get together to offer support for the people and for our cause. As I got more involved, I realized…

Voters of NC – Matt

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Matt Radford, 32 Video game developer Raleigh, NC It felt important. It felt necessary. I mean, I woke up at 7:30 AM, I got out of bed, and I was really excited. And, you know, you only do this once every four years. And this one, this one’s big, there’s a lot at stake. We’re…

Voters of NC – Dailah

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Dailah Wilson, 19 FTCC Student, first time voter Fayetteville, NC Voting today was pretty exciting. Everybody should vote because choosing a prescient isn’t easy, and you need someone to lead. Is all about who is able to lead you and every vote matters. That’s just how I feel about it.  I hope that everybody can…

Voters of NC – Jennifer

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Jennifer Melos, 23 Siler City, NC  I actually voted by mail two weeks ago, but it never showed up so that’s why I’m here. I mailed it and I’ve been getting calls and it seems that it never arrived. When I realized it wasn’t accepted, that’s when I quickly got my stuff and came down.…

Voters of NC – Glensie

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Glensie Oxendine, 72 Pembroke, NC  I feel very confident that we are going to win. Our future, our children’s future is at steak.  Photo by Michele Jesus

Voters of NC – Jerome

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Jerome Brown Raleigh, NC Jerome Brown is the chairman of the Wake County Voter Education. They’re a grassroots organization involved in local politics in Wake County. The organization has been in business since 1972.  “We have been here for the full 17 days of early voting and today. We want to finish that out so…

Voters of NC – Mahawa & Kadeem

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Mahawa Sannoh and Kadeem Richards, both 19 and 28 Fayetteville, NC  I’m 19 years old. I am in the United States army. I am originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa, and I’m happy to vote. It’s actually my first time officially voting. It was a very unique experience to deal with COVID going on around,…

Voters of NC – Briani

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Briani Weeks Durham, NC I had a couple of strong feelings about voting. First of all, I was really, really excited to be able to participate in something so historical, especially at this time right now in our nation. I kind of felt privileged, some of my ancestors were not able to have this right…

Voters of NC – Darrius

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Darrius Ward Morrisville, NC I feel like republicans, they’ve done a lot of corrupt stuff.  I felt like I did my part voting democrat.  I mean, it’s now or never.  I ain’t gonna lie, both of them got kind of good things and bad things.  I was born a democrat, so if I don’t vote…