LeBron James and LA Dodgers to dispatch polling site at a baseball stadium

August 17, 2020 0

LeBron-James-and-LA-Dodgers-to-dispatch-polling-site-at-a-baseball-stadium LeBron James and LA Dodgers to dispatch polling site at a baseball stadium

James’ More Than A Vote association collaborated with the Major League Baseball organization this week

LeBron James is proceeding to make voting easily accessible for the up and coming November political election. On Thursday (Aug. 13), the Los Angeles Lakers star reported that his More Than A Vote association would join forces with the Los Angeles Dodgers to transform Dodger Stadium into a polling site this fall.

“I may still be new to L.A. but didn’t take long for me to learn how special the relationship is between the Dodgers and Lakers. We are all in this together,” James said a press release.

The project will be the first-time Major-League Baseball crew has presented its office to be utilized as an open democratic voting center. During the prior months, Dodgers Stadium has additionally been utilized as a site for COVID-19 testing and food appropriation.

“I’m really proud we were able to help the Dodgers become the first MLB stadium to open for voting,” James continued. “This is exactly why we created More Than A Vote. A lot of us now working together and here for every team who wants to follow the Dodgers’ lead and turn their stadium into a safer place for voting.”

James propelled More Than A Vote this previous June to battle voter concealment. The progressive group, which additionally incorporates Trae Young, Jalen Rose and Skylar Diggins-Smith, recently raised over $100,000 to take care of previous criminals’ court expenses with the goal that they’ll have the option to cast a ballot in the up and coming political election.

“Dodger Stadium is part of the fabric of Los Angeles and we’re proud to continue to partner with the County to make the property available for the benefit of the community at large,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten added in the release. “Voting is all of our civic duty and we’re excited to work with More Than a Vote to do anything we can to help get out the vote by making this process as easy, accessible and safe for all Angelenos.”

ESPN reports that any enrolled voter in Los Angeles County will have the option to stop at the arena at no cost and vote in the five days paving the way to the political decision on Nov. 3. It is obscure whether voters will gather inside or outside the arena, yet the site coordinators purportedly plan to maintain the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social distancing rules.

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