Granville students' pledge: Will run for votes
Though they aren't old enough to vote, a group of six students from Granville Central High hopes to make a big difference in this year's election. Two teachers are leading the non-partisan cause.Posted — Updated
In an effort to boost voter turnout, they are pledging to run in every state in the continental United States. Teachers Jonathon Williams and Diane Hineline are leading the non-partisan effort called “Run to Vote."
“We are trying to sign people up to get people out in this very important 2008 election,” Williams said.
“And if they are already registered, (we want) to get them to pledge to vote in the election,” Hineline added.
The group plans to drive to each state in the continental U.S. for a registration rally. For every person they register to vote, someone in the group will run a quarter-mile. Their goal is to register 200 people per stop.
Stephanie Sutherland said she is thrilled about the adventure.
“I want to see the other side of the country,” she said.
Ian Morris said his parents took some convincing to allow him to go on the two-month trek. He won them over, though.
The group kicks off the trip Saturday with a voter registration rally in Raleigh at Fleet Feet Sports on Wade Avenue.
Copyright 2023 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.