Holding signs, first time voter Shirley Garrett, left, and friend and fellow voter Abijah Gattis marched with a group of over a hundred Durham area parents and their children from the Durham Main Library on North Roxboro Street to the Durham Board of Elections offices Saturday, March 5, 2016. Saturday was the 7th annual Durham Families Party & Parade to the Polls on First Saturday of Early Voting. The celebration started in the Main Library where kids voted for candidates, made red, white and blue voting crafts, had a bilingual story time and then rallied outside to march to the Durham Board of Elections.
Holding signs, first time voter Shirley Garrett, left, and friend and fellow voter Abijah Gattis marched with a group of over a hundred Durham area parents and their children from the Durham Main Library on North Roxboro Street to the Durham Board of Elections offices Saturday, March 5, 2016. Saturday was the 7th annual Durham Families Party & Parade to the Polls on First Saturday of Early Voting. The celebration started in the Main Library where kids voted for candidates, made red, white and blue voting crafts, had a bilingual story time and then rallied outside to march to the Durham Board of Elections. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
Holding signs, first time voter Shirley Garrett, left, and friend and fellow voter Abijah Gattis marched with a group of over a hundred Durham area parents and their children from the Durham Main Library on North Roxboro Street to the Durham Board of Elections offices Saturday, March 5, 2016. Saturday was the 7th annual Durham Families Party & Parade to the Polls on First Saturday of Early Voting. The celebration started in the Main Library where kids voted for candidates, made red, white and blue voting crafts, had a bilingual story time and then rallied outside to march to the Durham Board of Elections. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

Durham parade mobilizes future voters

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