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Voters of North Carolina

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…

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Voters of NC – Maria

By Eleanore Wood / November 4, 2020

Maria Adams Fayetteville I’ve been working at the polls on Saturdays, helping our community vote safely during the pandemic. People kept asking for “I Voted” stickers, but they aren’t handing them out this year because of COVID. I had “I Voted” stickers printed off and I’ve been handing them out and people absolutely love it…

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Voters of NC – Rakeem

By Eleanore Wood / November 3, 2020

Rakeem Jones, 31 Fayetteville, NC I voted because I just felt like it was the next step. Much of the work for the past couple of months has been protesting. Now that we’ve protested, I think that makes the vote stronger. We’re active. We’re powerful. It’s my right and my duty to vote. The next…

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Voters of NC – Frank

By Eleanore Wood / November 3, 2020

Frank Thompson, 38 Fayetteville, NC I voted with confidence. This is the first time I fully looked and my candidates and took the time to know what people stood for. I have family that came here on the bottom of ships from Africa. They could not vote. They could pick cotton under tyranny, but they…

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Voters of NC – Tara

By Eleanore Wood / November 3, 2020

Tara Fikes, 59 Durham It means everything to have Kamala Harris running for vice president. She just epitomizes what the sisterhood is all about. Leadership. Service. She’s the perfect role model. It means everything. So we pull out the pearls, we get the t-shirt, we wear it proudly when we come and vote. I registered…

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Voters of NC – Patricia

By Eleanore Wood / November 3, 2020

Patricia Dyette, 66 Fayetteville, NC  It was a good feeling. It’s a good vibe out here. People are excited. I don’t know who they’re voting for, but they’re excited to vote. It’s important to me to vote because of my ancestors. My ancestors died for the right. Our rights have blood on them. We just…

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Voters of NC – Tomika

By Eleanore Wood / November 3, 2020

Tomika Kenkion, 34 Educator Voting curbside in Durham with her parents and nieces As an educator, I think it’s important to exercise my right to vote so I can be a model for my students. And also for their future – especially in this election. The outcome of this election will greatly impact their future.…

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Voters of NC – William

By Eleanore Wood / November 3, 2020

William Itoka Durham, NC Senior, Political Science, North Carolina Central University The reason I vote is because four years ago a lot of people thought their vote didn’t matter. There’s a lot more on the ballot than just the big elections. There’s the Senate, there’s the Commissioner of Insurance, there’s Governor. I wanted to go…

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Voters of NC – Andrea & Michaela

By Eleanore Wood / November 3, 2020

Voters at NC Central University polling place during early voting on Oct. 30, 2020 Andrea Henderson and Michaela Williams, both 18 Durham College students, First time voters I feel like it’s very important to vote. If you don’t vote it’s like you don’t care how you live. It’s a very important year because of the…

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