ROME, NY - The Rome branch of the NAACP, along with the Capitol Theatre, hosted an outdoor movie night Sunday evening.
They showed the documentary film "John Lewis: Good Trouble" in the Capitol Courtyard.
The event was free to the public, but seating was limited due to COVID-19 safety measures.
Before the movie started, members of the NAACP helped those who haven't already, fill out their census and register to vote.
"Doing the census is so important because it determines the amount of funding a community gets” says Jacqueline Nelson, president of the Rome NAACP.
“It also determines the amount of resources a community gets, the amount of representation. We have a lot of under-represented communities in Rome and we’re trying to get them registered and signed up for the census so they can be counted and get the things that they need."
If you haven’t already filled out your census, you have until the end of September to do so.