Block party encourages NCCU students to register to vote in this year's local elections

By Bryan Warner
Posted: Aug. 30, 2017

DURHAM – With municipal elections approaching, students at Durham-based NC Central University on Wednesday were encouraged to register to vote and head to the polls this fall.

At a block party featuring a live DJ and free ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, HBCU Democracy Fellows with Common Cause NC spoke to NCCU students on the importance of voting in this year's local elections.

"Our message to students is that voting in local elections is just as important as voting in presidential election years," said Alyssa Canty, college outreach coordinator with Common Cause NC. "We hope today's event will help motivate students to go to the polls this fall and ensure that the NCCU community's voice is heard."

In addition to NC Central University, Common Cause NC is working with students at eight other historically black colleges and universities in North Carolina, encouraging these young people to make their voices heard as part of the organization's Black Votes Matter campaign.

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