Updated: September 01, 2020 05:25 PM
Created: September 01, 2020 04:17 PM
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday announced they started the Pack the Vote initiative to help provide voters with resources and assist with voter registration for the upcoming November election.
"As we continue to develop programming to support our community and build a more equitable society, removing barriers and encouraging all to exercise their right to vote is a key component to initiating change," Timberwolves and Lynx CEO Ethan Casson said in a statement. "Our new civic engagement initiative, Pack the Vote, will focus on increasing voter registration, providing voter education and resources, and inspiring civic engagement."
The organization also rolled out the following resources Tuesday:
The organization said Pack the Vote will evolve into an ongoing annual initiative to help Timberwolves and Lynx fans and the community stay informed about local and national elections, provide educational voter resources, voter support for future elections and encourage civic engagement.
Meanwhile, the city of Minneapolis confirmed to KSTP that it doesn't plan to use Target Center as a polling location. Several cities across the country have announced plans to use empty sports stadiums as polling places for the November election.
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