LeBron James' voting initiative, More Than A Vote, has recruited 10,000 poll workers for the upcoming general election. The mass recruitment of volunteers is part of the organization's "We Got Next" movement. Partnering with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the goal of the initiative is to recruit volunteers that will ensure voters are informed and protected at various polling locations.
"We marched. We demanded change. Now, we're ensuring our voices are heard. 10,000 new poll workers," the NAACP Legal Defense Fund tweeted.
More Than A Vote is a collective of public figures such as Jalen Rose, Trae Young and Maya Moore that work inform and support Black voters during the upcoming election.
"We are Black athletes and artists working together. Our priority right now is combating systemic, racist voter suppression by educating, energizing, and protecting our community in 2020," the organization's website states.
In addition to the "We Got Next" initiative, More Than A Vote has also launched a line of merchandise that includes hoodies, t-shirts, water bottles and other novelty items. All proceeds from merchandise sales will benefit the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.
"The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities," the organization writes.
James continues to move his More Than A Vote campaign forward as he competes for his fourth NBA Championship. On Wednesday, his Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat by a score of 116-98 in game one of the seven-game series. James scored 25 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had 9 assists. His teammate, Anthony Davis, was equally dominate with 34 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. The two teams will meet again in Orlando at 9 p.m. on Friday.
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