Ms. Carmen Ramos-Kennedy Photo: Bruce Kennedy

Local NAACP News – February 2016

Ms. Carmen Ramos-Kennedy Photo: Bruce Kennedy
Ms. Carmen Ramos-Kennedy
Photo: Bruce Kennedy
by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy –

On Saturday, February 13, 2016, the Asheville-Buncombe NAACP will travel to Raleigh, NC, for the 10th Annual Moral March on Raleigh in the state capital.

The bus will depart from 50 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (at MLK Park) promptly at 5 a.m., arriving in Raleigh in time for the start of the rally at 10 a.m. The bus will return at approximately 6 p.m. Passengers should bring their own food and beverages, and are requested to bring cell phones (with chargers).

Cost is $40 per person, round trip. To purchase tickets, visit and scroll down to the Paypal “Donate” link. Include how many tickets you want, the names of rider(s), and a cell phone contact. If you have questions, contact

Get Out The Vote!

The Asheville-Buncombe NAACP and Democracy NC have joined together in efforts to register voters for the “It’s Our Time, It’s Our Vote” campaign. To learn more, or to volunteer, contact the Asheville-Buncombe NAACP at

The Asheville-Buncombe NAACP will also host a phone bank to get out the vote during the Early Voting period, and on Election Day. Phone banks will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 23 Edwin Place at Charlotte Street. If you have questions about the phone bank, please contact Ruth Christie at

Phone bank shifts: 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, February, 10, Monday, February 29, and Thursday, March 3; 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9. To sign up for a shift, email

Moral March to the Polls

In addition, the two organizations will hold a Moral March to the Polls on Saturday, March 5, meeting at 12 noon at 35 Woodfin St. downtown and marching to Pack Square. There will be a rally on voting rights and voter suppression in NC, followed by a march to the downtown polling location at 200 College St. (across from Pack Square).


Carmen Ramos-Kennedy is the President of the Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP Branch #5363. For questions and membership information, call (828) 255-4453, or send an email to Asheville Buncombe NAACP, PO Box 2881, Asheville, NC 28802.

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