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Arguably the biggest name in the NFL is joining the King of the NBA in an effort to fight against voter suppression.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James welcomed Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to the voting rights group called More Than A Vote and announced that the effort went live on Monday:
LeBron James @KingJames
We live!!! https://t.co/myvC7O9Omi Thank you to every incredible athlete and artist working to help us pull this together. Change doesn’t happen sitting on the sideline. Use our site to register and join our fight against voter suppression. ✊🏾👑 #MoreThanAVote #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/qcowjYBefW
James said it “means a lot” to have Mahomes join the efforts, and the Super Bowl MVP responded in kind:
The More Than A Vote website explains, “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.”
Those who visit the website can check their voter registration and sign up for more information.
This comes after Mahomes and Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu spoke to reporters about how they want to lead a voter registration effort. They also said they hav