LeBron James backs effort to prevent U.S. black vote suppression

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Published: June 11, 2020 3:18:15 pm

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (AP File Photo)

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is starting a group with other black celebrities to work to prevent the suppression of the African-American vote, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

James’ group, More Than a Vote, will be focused on educating and protecting black voters as well as energizing more to show up at the polls for the November 3 U.S. elections, according to the person who declined to speak publicly about the campaign.

“We feel like we’re getting some ears and some attention, and this is the time for us to finally make a difference,” James told the New York Times, which first reported the news.

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