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12-Year-Old Turns Activist After Efforts To Talk With NC Gov. McCrory

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Madison Kimrey baked a cake for Gov. McCrory. Aug. 22, 2013.
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  • BURLINGTON, N.C. -- First, 12-year-old Madison Kimrey attempted to speak to Governor Pat McCrory by taking him a cake. Now, she's a full blown political activist.

    In August, Madison Kimrey brought a cake she baked to McCrory in Raleigh. She said the idea stemmed from an earlier incident when McCrory passed out cookies to protestors outside the governor's mansion.

    Read: 12-Year-Old Denied Cake Date With Gov. McCrory

    Madison told WFMY News 2's Liz Crawford that she is concerned about legislation McCrory signed eliminating 16 and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote.

    She spoke at a Moral Monday event this week in her hometown of Burlington. Her speech had been viewed 172,142 times on YouTube by Friday afternoon.

    Watch: 12-Year-Old Takes On NC Governor Re. Voting Rights

    Madison told WFMY that she was interview by Al Sharpton on MSNBC after speaking at the Moral Monday event. The Huffington Post also did a story on the young activist.

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