KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – On Thursday, the NAACP held a rally called Black Lives Matter at the ballot box.
The goal of the event is to remind people that casting a ballot in the November election is the best way to make sure black lives matter. This event comes after several black men were shot and killed by police officers across the country.
“We want to express to the people here that it is so important to vote this November, we have a lot at stake and a lot on the line and so that it’s critical that we vote,” said James Mumford, Lenoir Co. NAACP.
After the rally, a candlelight vigil was held in support of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile who lost their lives to officers over a week ago in Minnesota and Louisana.