DURHAM, N.C. – A drive to register Latino voters kicked off yesterday at all four Latino CU branches in North Carolina.

Bilingual volunteers from the liberal-leaning watchdog group Democracy North Carolina and the advocacy groups El Cambio, El Pueblo and the Latin America Coalition are registering voters Monday through Friday.

Volunteers also will hand out voter rights information in English and Spanish.

“Our goal is to provide a safe and easy way for members and nonmembers to register to vote,” said Erika Bell, vice president of strategy and services at Latino CU. “If members of the community who are eligible to vote need to register or update their information, they can conveniently do so at their local credit union. It is another way to help encourage voters to exercise their right.”


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