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Voters of NC – Katelynn

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Katelynn Mundell, 21 Pembroke, NC I am a woman of alpha Sigma alpha on UNC Pembroke campus. And I voted democratic today. I was expecting it to be a line and have people bothering me, like the bigger cities. It was really smooth. We went in and got out within like 10, 15 minutes.  I…

Voters of NC – Darius

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Darius Kearney Durham, NC I had to come out and vote, I didn’t in 2016. I had to come and vote because I felt like there was a lot of division with the president we have today.  I felt like Biden would be the one that unite everyone in this country.  They said that Trump…

Voters of NC – Peondora

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Peondora Harrington, 28 Organizer and Activist Fayetteville, NC It first started with the protest that we did after George Floyd died. Most people would go to a protest and then go home. I started researching things. Every problem we have, there’s a root of that problem. When I did that research it got me to…

Voters of NC – Pearlan

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Pearlean Richardson, 58 Warrenton, NC Member of Haliwa-Saponi Tribe I voted on the first day of early voting. I was recruited by my nephew to come volunteer at the polls today. It’s been an experience, and it’s been a good one! I’ve met some new friends – I’m always open to new experiences, new friends…

Voters of NC – Charles

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Charles Rodman, 71 Raleigh, NC I’m here today to assist people in voting.  I retired from the military after serving 20 years and I’m a Vietnam veteran.  I’ve been working with the voter coalition for probably about 10 years.   This day means victory for me to vote.  Our forefathers put in work for this and…

Voters of NC – Naomi & Arthur

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Naomi and Arthur Pinder Warrenton, NC Rain, snow, sleet or hail, I’ve never missed an election. My mother, Bertha Reid, told my what my ancestors went through, with the riots and beating and hanging. And so she said, “you go vote – I don’t care how you vote, but you get out and vote”.  Naomi…

Voters of NC – James

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

James L. Thomas III, 20 First time voter Fayetteville, NC  I had to vote in person because my parents, my dad’s like 60, my mom’s 55. And during that time they were fighting for their rights to vote and then just doing that it felt good.  It felt like I could relate a little bit…

Voters of NC – Heidi & Adnane

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Heidi Eddraze and Adnane Ouled College Students Durham, NC I felt more confident going inside a building to vote when the president wasn’t the president yet, I felt safer to be honest. With everything going on right now, I didn’t feel as safe going in to vote with all the racism going on and wearing…

Voters of NC – Ruth

By Eleanore Wood | November 5, 2020

Ruth M. Gee, 68 Northampton County, NC I feel like it’s important because voting is a privilege. People died for it. People are still fighting for it, even today. I’m 68 and I’ve been voting since I was 18. I’ve never missed an election – ever. Being a woman, a black woman, a human being…

Voters of NC – Myah

By Eleanore Wood | November 4, 2020

Myah Warren, 22 Fayetteville, NC After George Floyd was killed I was at a demonstration in Bronco square. I ended up going viral – I went live on Facebook and there were 7,500 people watching. After that, people just started coming to me, saying “you’re the voice for the community”. Now I’m a commissioner on…