A “votercade” was held in Southern Pines on Saturday. The Moore County NAACP and the Transformative Justice Coalition hosted the event “to honor the legacy of John Lewis by making sure that all citizens’ voices are heard by way of the ballot.”
During the event on the National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day, the “votercade” began at the old Southern Pines Primary School and finished with teach-ins at the downtown park to promote the “For the People Act.”
The call to action is to “draw attention to the proliferation of newly proposed laws which will make voting more challenging to working people and marginalized communities,” according to a press release from Moore County NAACP.
For more information, please visit moorenaacp.org and votingrightsalliance.org.
Photos captured by Sandhills Sentinel Photographer John Patota.