LeBron James is continuing his work in the community even as he’s in a bubble in Orlando. He is teaming up with the Los Angeles Dodgers to create a polling site at Dodger stadium. In what is possibly one of the most important elections ever, James wants to make sure everyone has the avenue to get out and vote.
It is the first time ever a Major League Baseball team has offered their stadium as a voting center.
“Dodger Stadium is part of the fabric of Los Angeles, and we’re proud to continue to partner with the County to make the property available for the benefit of the community at large,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said in a news release. “Voting is all of our civic duty, and we’re excited to work with More Than a Vote to do anything we can to help get out the vote by making this process as easy, accessible and safe for all Angelenos.”
Many were questioning the impact athletes would have while away locked in a bubble to resume the NBA season. But we’ve seen over recent weeks, athletes continue to use their voices and platform to bring change. James has one of the biggest platforms in the world and he is using it.
Voters will five days leading up to the November 3 election to vote. There will be free parking on that day, it is still unclear if it will take place inside or outside.
“I may still be new to L.A. but didn’t take long for me to learn how special the relationship is between the Dodgers and Lakers. We are all in this together,” James said in the news release.