LeBron James' voting initiative recruits 10,000 民意测验工作者, 奥巴马和NBA虚拟人群一起感谢他们

不仅仅是投票 — NBA球星勒布朗·詹姆斯(LeBron James)领导的投票权组织 — 在努力对抗系统性疾病方面,本周达到了一个重要的里程碑, 压制种族主义选民.

组织, made up of prominent athletes and artists, 宣布 that itsWe Got Nextpoll worker recruitment efforta partnership with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) — has amassed 10,000 new volunteer poll workers in primarily Black electoral districts ahead of November’s general elections.
We marched. We demanded change. 现在, we’re ensuring our voices are heard. 10,000 new poll workers,” the LDF 在推特上发布.
A number of first-time poll workers were among the virtual fans during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat on Wednesday night, 根据《纽约时报》.
    More Than a Vote and LDF told the the Times that the second phase of their push is focused on 11 城市, which include: 伯明翰, 杰克逊, 休斯顿, 圣安东尼奥, Montgomery, 夏洛特, Cleveland, 底特律, Flint, Milwaukee and Philadelphia.
    Former President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance in a virtual crowd during Wednesday night’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat.
    Obama used his appearance in the star-studded crowd, which included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O’Neal andGood Morning America’sRobin Roberts, to thank poll workers participating in the upcoming elections.
    In the video posted on social media the former President says, “I wanted to come on to give a shoutout to all the folks who are volunteering as poll workers in this upcoming election. It can be a thankless job, it’s not one of those things you think about but it is absolutely vital for a democracy and I appreciate you.
    Polling locations across the country are facing a potential worker shortage amid the pandemic. Officials in Georgia and Kentucky reported a shortage of poll workers during their recent primaries earlier this year.
      The LDF said while they’vereached a milestone,” there is more work to be done in itsWe Got Nextpoll worker recruitment effort.
      The organization has called on young, healthy volunteers to work at polling stations so older, more vulnerable poll workers do not have to put themselves at risk.


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