LeBron James, Michelle Obama Launch Early Voting Initiative

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LeBron James, Michelle Obama Launch Early Voting Initiative


Picture Supply: Getty / Mike Ehrmann, Getty / BET Awards 2020

With election day lower than three weeks away, Michelle Obama and LeBron James have teamed as much as announce a voting initiative encouraging voters to forged their ballots early and safely. In partnership with Obama’s When We All Vote and James’s More Than a Vote, the Early Vote Weeks of Motion occasion — from Oct. 18 to Oct. 31 — will present voters in cities throughout the nation with info, transportation, meals, music, private protecting gear (PPE), and voter safety help.

“Tens of millions of People have already forged their ballots and with solely 21 days till Election Day, making your plan to vote early is essential,” the previous first girl mentioned. “It is now as much as us to do every little thing in our energy to get our family and friends able to vote early and safely collectively. We won’t go away anybody behind. I am happy with the work When We All Vote will do with Extra Than a Vote and our companions to assist present on-the-ground help for People who will forged their ballots early.”

When We All Vote will even contribute over $1 million in grants and provides to native accomplice organizations throughout the nation to host their very own activation occasions. Along with the the assets listed above, these in-person occasions will function DJs, in addition to movie star and athlete appearances, to encourage civic engagement and assist registered voters submit their ballots at early voting facilities. When We All Vote will even host a digital #CouchParty on Oct. 23.

As a part of the initiative, Obama has additionally launched the #VotingSquad Challenge, which asks voters to tag three pals and encourage them to vote early and safely.

See the complete listing of in-person occasions for Early Vote Weeks of Motion by metropolis right here, and skim up on the place you’ll be able to drop off your mail-in poll for the 2020 election.

  • Atlanta, GA: Oct. 24
  • Charlotte, NC: Date TBA
  • Detroit, MI: Oct. 24
  • Los Angeles, CA: Oct. 24
  • Milwaukee, WI: Oct. 24
  • Orlando, FL: Oct. 24
  • Philadelphia, PA: Date TBA
  • Digital #CouchParty: Oct. 23



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