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Atlanta students spending spring break in Ferguson to help register voters

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FERGUSON, Mo (KMOV.com) – 50 students from different colleges in Atlanta are spending their spring break in Ferguson to help register voters.

“In Atlanta, they had people walking in lanes on freeways. Well, that's kind of dangerous,” said the President of the Atlanta NAACP Richard Rose. “We [decided] to focus on something safe and productive. It gives them a chance to vent their emotions.”

The NAACP is responsible for organizing students and bringing them to the St. Louis area. Many of the students, who all come from different colleges, say it's not about a free trip. It's about changing the community.

“We are going door-to-door to get people registered to vote for the April 7 election,” said Christian Smith of Clark University. “[We want] to make sure they know they can change what's going on as long as they vote.”

Smith, along with students from Spelman College and Morehouse College, want to be active in the community. Smith says it's easy to go protest and hold signs. “I want to actually do something,” Smith said. “And coming here is a good way to do that.”

The students are set to arrive Wednesday and News 4 will be sure to track their progress.

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