#OurTimeOurVote Souls to the Polls Training

The North Carolina NAACP and Democracy North Carolina invite your faith center to join hundreds of others across North Carolina in an unprecedented faith-based, non-partisan Souls to the Polls voter engagement campaign as part of the state-wide It's Our Time, It's Our Vote GOTV campaign in 2016. At 1:30 p.m. on February 13th, following the Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People's Assembly, we will train people on how to become "Faith Ambassadors" and lead voter registration, education, mobilization, and protection campaigns in their faith centers. You will be sent the training location after you register. It will be in walking distance from the Moral March on Raleigh.

Souls to the Polls Training Registration

If you are not a member of a faith community, but still want to get involved with the It's Our Time, It's Our Vote campaign in your community, email forwardtogether@naacpnc.org and we will connect you with your local GOTV committee. Write "Our Time Our Vote" in the email subject line. 

If you are a part of a faith community that cannot attend the training on February 13th but still want to join the Souls to the Polls campaign, click here.

Closing Arguments of the Voter ID Trial

The closing arguments of the NC NAACP v. McCrory trial covering the Voter ID portion of the voter suppression law will happen tomorrow, Monday, February 1st. Please join us in Winston-Salem! The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. but you can show up late. Closing arguments will probably begin in the early afternoon.

US Federal Court 
251 N Main St. Winston-Salem, NC

No electronics are allowed in the Federal Court building so make sure you leave your phone in your car. You will also be asked to show ID before you enter the building. 

Become a #MoralMarch Volunteer

The 10th annual Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People's Assembly on February 13th is right around the corner and we need A LOT of volunteers to pull it off. If you want to help make this the most successful Moral March yet, please review the below volunteer opportunities.

1) Throughout next week and on Saturday 2/6/16, volunteer flyering teams will be distributing Moral March flyers in big cities across the state helping spread the word about this historic event from coffee shops to laundromats, beauty parlors to bus stations. We are using every tool in our toolbox to make sure everyone knows that all roads lead to Raleigh on February 13th. If you would like to join a local flyering team to help put up flyers in a city near you, click here.

2) On February 13th, we need people to play a number of volunteer roles including marshaling, placard/sign distribution, social media volunteers, and more. If you would like to help volunteer during the Moral March, click here.

3) If you are a young person (broadly speaking), you can join the #JusticeLeague to lead the march and help distribute voter guides and voter pledges at the end of the march. Click here to sign up!

4) If you live in the Triangle area and want to become an office volunteer to help phone bank, do data entry, and provide general assistance leading up to the Moral March on Raleigh and during the It's Our Time, It's Our Vote GOTV campaign, click here.

Save the Date!

NC NAACP adult branches, college chapters, and youth councils should mark your calendars for these important State Conference gatherings in 2016:

Saturday, February 27th - Winter Meeting & Humanitarian Banquet (Rescheduled) in Raleigh, NC

Saturday, May 7th - Woman/Mother of the Year, location TBA

Thursday, October 6th to Saturday, October 8th - State Convention in Raleigh, NC

2016 Winter Training Session and Humanitarian Award Banquet RESCHEDULED

In consideration of the safety of hundreds of members, leaders and guests from across the state of North Carolina, the NC NAACP has decided to reschedule the 2016 Winter Training Session and Humanitarian Awards Banquet in response to the high likelihood of severe winter weather forecasted for this weekend. 

The new date for the Winter Session is Saturday, February 27, 2016. Stay warm and be safe this weekend! 

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