Union Soldier Campaign
to lead voter registration march and calls for immediate removal of Confederate memorial
(Tues.) June 9th, 2020
NC State Capitol
WHAT: The Union Soldier Campaign will lead a voter registration and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) march. In addition, the Campaign will publicly petition NC officials to immediately and peacefully remove the 75-foot-tall Confederate monument located on the State Capitol grounds.
WHO & WHY: Dressed in military fatigues, a brigade of 40 troops (and whoever else wants to join in) will lead a peaceful demonstration and voter registration march to encourage everyone to play an active role in the political and economic decisions that affect their lives.
WHERE: The ½-mile march will begin at the Confederate obelisk by the North Carolina State Capitol building and end at the NC State Board of Elections (430 N. Salisbury St.).
EDITOR’S NOTE: On April 4, 2018, the Union Soldier Campaign organized and led a peaceful march of over 100 UNC students and other Chapel Hill, NC community members calling for the peaceful removal of the Silent Sam statue. On January 15, 2019, the Union Soldier Campaign was the sole organizer of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday rally that encouraged UNC Chancellor Dr. Carol Folt to immediately remove the remaining pedestal of the Confederate monument. To view TV news coverage of the Union Soldier Campaign, visit usawalkforhealth.com