LeBron James, Los Angeles Dodgers join forces to make Dodger Stadium a general election polling place
For the first time, a Major League Baseball team has made its home stadium available to be a polling site.
The voting-rights group of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James – More Than A Vote – has partnered with the Dodgers to make Dodger Stadium a polling destination for the November general 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 & CEO Stan Kasten said in a statement announcing the initiative Thursday. "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."
The Dodgers, @LACountyRRCC and @CASOSvote announced today that Dodger Stadium will serve as a Vote Center for the Presidential General Election. The voting site is a joint effort between the Dodgers, @morethanavote, @KingJames and @DAVIDprice24. pic.twitter.com/F4KN6TYdQs
In June, James announced the formation of More Than A Vote, a non-profit voting rights organization to support Black people and to call out voter suppression. Dodgers pitcher David Price – who opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic – is also involved with More Than A Vote.
Thank you @Dodgers and @DAVIDprice24 for bringing MLB into this important initiative. Who got next? @Morethanavote#BlackLivesMatterhttps://t.co/qYAUY30T3M
Dodger Stadium is the second Los Angeles-area stadium that will serve as a polling place for November's general election. On Wednesday, Banc of California Stadium – home to Major League Soccer's Los Angeles FC – announced that it will be an L.A. County voting center.
Three NBA arenas also will serve as polling places: The Atlanta Hawks' State Farm Arena, Detroit Pistons' Little Caesars Arena and Milwaukee Bucks' Fiserv Forum.
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