Our Forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama and NBA star LeBron James are teaming up to engage potential voters across several major U.S. cities leading up to Election Day on November 3.
Obama’s When We All Vote and James’ More Than A Vote will provide different incentives including voter education materials, entertainment, transportation, food, music, and personal protective equipment at selected early voting sites from October 18-31.
“Millions of Americans have already cast their ballot and with only 21 days until Election Day, making your plan to vote early is critical,” Mrs. Obama said Tuesday in a statement to The Associated Press. “It’s now up to us to do everything in our power to get our friends and family ready to vote early and safely together. We can’t leave anyone behind.
Corporate partners like Lyft will provide discounted rides to the polls. Other media partners include BET, Comedy Central, Johnson & Johnson, MTV, the National Urban League, Radio One, and United Way Worldwide.
The two also have the backing of their celebrity friends including, Obama’s When We All Vote co-founders, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Hanks, and Janelle Monae.
James, who is fresh off of securing his fourth NBA championship, created his voting rights group at the beginning of the summer in June. The move signaled a great collective shift among the Black community as state-sanctioned violence repeatedly surfaced in the deaths of our Black community members.
This article was originally posted on MadameNoire.com
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