High School Activist Using Long Lines at Popeye’s for the New Chicken Sandwich to Register Voters

Right now there is a huge debate about who has the best chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A or Popeyes. A high school activist in Charlotte, North Carolina has used the long lines at Popeye’s as an opportunity to register voters while they wait.

David Ledbetter, a high school senior in Charlotte, has handed out sample ballots and voter registration forms to those in the long lines at Popeye’s.

Ledbetter was interviewed by CNN. He took that as an opportunity to explain how he was using the chicken sandwich war as an opportunity to get people to take care of their civic duty.

“We were seeing how long the lines were [at Popeyes] and figured we would try to go get individuals to vote,” he said. “I was just hoping that the individuals would register to vote.”

Ledbetter and local attorney Stephanie Sneed brought this project to life at Popeye’s.

“We had been talking about the great chicken sandwich debate,” Sneed said. “We came up with the idea to go to Popeyes because of the large number of people waiting in lines.”

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