Earlier this month, LeBron James was joined by Skylar Diggins-Smith, Trae Young, Jalen Rose, and others in creating the “More Than a Vote” organization dedicated to ensuring that voting capabilities are equal among all people, regardless of race. The group wasn’t messing around, already implementing changes that will be felt in this year’s 2020 presidential election. Changes include the Atlanta Hawks’ stadium, State Farm Arena, being turned into a massive polling pace for Fulton County in Georgia. The Detroit Pistons followed that by doing the same to one of their facilities.
It’s now being reported that the organization will be trying to streamline more of these arena-focuses measures, Tania Ganguli of the LA Times first reported today:
More Than A Vote, LeBron’s voting rights org, is working with Michigan’s Secretary of State, Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce & David Fizdale to expand arena/facility voting initiatives. The Pistons and Hawks have already committed their arenas and the Bucks are also looking into it.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) July 1, 2020
As stated in the tweet, it seems as if that the Milwaukee Bucks might dedicate their Fiserv Forum to voting within their local county, or at least one of their facilities. It’ll be interesting to see if anything is implemented in Los Angeles, as you would assume that LeBron’s group would look towards his current home team, the Lakers. The same might happen with his former home, Cleveland.
Either way, it’s very nice to see that so much good change is happening so quickly from the formation of “More Than a Vote”. And with NBA teams being set to fly off to Orlando soon, it makes more sense than not to use the large arenas for some good. What better way to use them in light of coronavirus and countrywide unrest due to police brutality, then to turn them into hubs for change that could affect both items.