David Ledbetter spent his Saturday outside of a Popeyes restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina so he could register customers to vote. Though the high school senior was pleased to discover that many of the customers were already registered, he was able to help register more than a dozen new voters while handing out sample ballots and pamphlets to people standing in line. David says that he came up with the idea as he was discussing voter engagement tactics with local attorney Stephanie Sneed who is running for the local school board.
AP - A North Carolina teen has helped more than a dozen people who lined up to buy a chicken sandwich get the chance to line up at the polls. News outlets report year-old David Ledbetter says he registered 16 people to vote at a Popeye's restaurant in Charlotte on Saturday. Many people have flocked to Popeye's nationwide to try the new menu item.
For one enterprising Charlotte teen, the answer is newly registered voters. Debate over who makes the best fried chicken sandwich in America cranked up to a boil on social media recently following the addition of a new chicken sandwich at Popeye's earlier this month. Don't believe us?
AP — A North Carolina teen has helped more than a dozen people who lined up to buy a chicken sandwich get the chance to line up at the polls. News outlets report year-old David Ledbetter says he registered 16 people to vote at a Popeye's restaurant in Charlotte on Saturday. Many people have flocked to Popeye's nationwide to try the new menu item.
Consumers have been comparing chicken sandwiches sold at the fast-food restaurants. He says he was happy to find the majority of chicken sandwich lovers waiting in the drive-thru were already registered. We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password.
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Ledbetter was seen this weekend standing outside a Charlotte Popeyes registering people to vote. The Myers Park senior is not even old enough to vote himself but said he wanted to push for others to get involved in local politics. 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.
The new Popeyes chicken sandwich is the fast-food menu item of the moment. One Georgia location is even considering discontinuing sales of the sandwich after long lines caused car accidents. But one teen saw the long lines in his area as more than a hindrance to getting his hands on the new sandwich.
Alec Hebblethwaite, 14, spent days in hospital and was diagnosed with chronic immune system disease eosinophilic esophagitis. The schoolboy's mum Kasey Hunter, 35, first noticed something was out of the ordinary last April when he ate a cracker during football practice and threw up blood. She took him to the ER where medics said he had scratched his esophagus and told him to stick to soft foods to give it chance to heal.