While Popeyes was busy serving up its popular new chicken sandwich, a teenager saw it as an opportunity to get customers registered to vote.
David Ledbetter, 17, of Charlotte, North Carolina, stood outside by the drive-thru at his local Popeyes registering more than a dozen new voters, and handing out sample ballots and pamphlets to people in line.
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Today we were registering individuals to vote while they were waiting in line to try the @popeyeslouisianakitchen chicken sandwich. Make sure you’re registered to vote!âð¾ðð¾ @sneed4schoolboard
This idea sprouted from a discussion David had with attorney Stephanie Sneed who is running for school board. Together, they discussed voter engagement tactics and ways to get younger people more politically involved.
“I believe that it is our duty to vote as American citizens and it would be wrong not to exercise our political voice,” he said.