Lebron James starts new non-profit organization, “More Than A Vote.” James says he is motivated to be remembered as someone who is “more than an athlete.”
Lebron James Is “More Than An Athlete”
Basketball superstar Lebron James makes an announcement, and it’s big. He’s starting a new non-profit organization called More Than A Vote. And it’s exactly what you think it is, an effort to educate and stress the importance of voting this November in the Presidential election. We’re listening.
According to Complex, The New York Times explains why James started the organization. Not only stressing the importance of all of us to get registered. But also to educate. There is so much at stake in the upcoming election in November.
Taking part in a conference call to discuss the new venture, Lebron also has Trae Young and Kevin Hart committed to the cause. Though in it’s early stages, the non-profit is sure to have a positive impact. It’s aim is to do more than get out the vote. Additionally, the organization’s goal is to educate African-Americans and everyone about mis-information spread through social media about voting.
James says he is motivated to be remembered down the road as someone who was “more than an athlete.”
“I’m inspired by the likes of Muhammad Ali, I’m inspired by the Bill Russells and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbars, the Oscar Robertsons — those guys who stood when the times were even way worse than they are today…”
“Hopefully, someday down the line, people will recognize me not only for the way I approached the game of basketball, but the way I approached life as an African-American man.”
Adding to his statement, Lebron made the following statement to the New York Times –
“Yes, we want you to go out and vote, but we’re also going to give you the tutorial, We’re going to give you the background of how to vote and what they’re trying to do, the other side, to stop you from voting.”
Let’s get out there and vote everybody! All of us need to be counted!
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