N.C. teen uses Popeyes sandwich craze to help get out the vote

North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WCNC) – Instead of complaining about the long lines at Popeyes as everyone waited to try their new chicken sandwich, 17-year-old David Ledbetter took the opportunity to make some real change in his community.

Ledbetter was seen this weekend standing outside a Charlotte, North Carolina Popeye’s registering people to vote.

“I decided to register people to vote after I saw there was a lack of young people politically involved,” Ledbetter said.

“I believe that it is our duty to vote as American citizens and it would be wrong not to exercise our political voice,” he added.

He took advantage of the large crowds by handing out sample ballots and voter registration forms urging people to show up to the polls as well.

On Saturday alone, he was still able to register 16 people.

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On Tuesday, Popeyes, which has been in a “chicken sandwich war” announced it had sold out of sandwiches and was suspending production.

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