LeBron James and Michelle Obama Are Teaming Up to Encourage Early Voting Across the Country
With Election Day less than three weeks away, Michelle Obama and LeBron James have teamed up to announce a voting initiative encouraging voters to cast their ballots early and safely. In partnership with Obama's When We All Vote and James's More Than a Vote, the Early Vote Weeks of Action event — from Oct. 18 to Oct. 31 — will provide voters in cities across the nation with information, transportation, food, music, personal protective equipment (PPE), and voter protection support.
距离选举日还有不到三周的时间，米歇尔·奥巴马和勒布朗·詹姆斯联手宣布了一项投票倡议，鼓励选民尽早安全地投票。与奥巴马的When We All Vote和詹姆斯的More Than A Vote合作，提前投票行动周活动-从10月18日到10月31日-将为全国各地城市的选民提供信息、交通、食品、音乐、个人防护装备(PPE)和选民保护支持。
"Millions of Americans have already cast their ballots, and with only 21 days until Election Day, making your plan to vote early is critical," the former First Lady said. "It's now up to us to do everything in our power to get our friends and family ready to vote early and safely together. We can't leave anyone behind. I'm proud of the work When We All Vote will do with More Than a Vote and our partners to help provide on-the-ground support for Americans who will cast their ballots early."
When We All Vote will also contribute over $1 million in grants and supplies to local partner organizations across the country to host their own activation events. In addition to the resources listed above, these in-person events will feature DJs, as well as celebrity and athlete appearances, to encourage civic engagement and help registered voters submit their ballots at early voting centers. When We All Vote will also host a virtual #CouchParty on Oct. 23.
As part of the initiative, Obama has also launched the #VotingSquad Challenge, which asks voters to tag three friends and encourage them to vote early and safely.
See the full list of in-person events for Early Vote Weeks of Action by city here, and read up on where you can drop off your mail-in ballot for the 2020 election.