Jonesboro March to the Polls draws voters, politicians
An enthusiastic crowd of 50 to 60 people. many carrying signs, gathered at the Board of Commissioners Headquarters in Jonesboro, then walked to the Historic Courthouse to cast advance ballots and fill out Census forms June 5.
The event, sponsored by the Clayton County Young Democrats, drew elected officials and candidates for office, as well as community leaders and people who just wanted to get others to vote.
“Let’s vote! Time to vote!” people chanted as voters lined up at the Historic Courthouse, where thew Board of elections and Registration had set up a tent and was handing out numbered tickets. As each voter emerged from the side door of the courthouse, the crowd cheered.
Eric Bell of CCYD organized the march, along with H. Drew Andrews of the National Council of Urban League Guilds and Jasmine Bowles of PROOF Inc. (Plans, Resources, and Opportunities for Organized Freedom).