The N.B.A. is partnering with a group founded by LeBron James to promote voting rights during the All-Star Game this weekend in Atlanta, just as the U.S. House prepares to vote on a sweeping voting rights bill.
More Than a Vote, which was founded by the Los Angeles Lakers star last year, will join with the N.B.A.’s National Basketball Social Justice Coalition, the National Basketball Players Association and the Georgia chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. to protest efforts by the Republican-controlled State Legislature to end automatic voter registration, ban drop boxes and eliminate the broad availability of absentee voting. Democrats say the changes would have an outsize impact on Black voters.
“We all need to continue to use our platform,” Mr. James wrote to his 49 million followers on Twitter on Tuesday, sharing a link to a report about the campaign in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “This last election won’t change anything if we don’t keep working.”
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