Iowa Wolves, Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx Tip off Pack the Vote Initiative
Des Moines, Iowa - The Iowa Wolves, in conjunction with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, tipped off the Pack the Vote initiative to provide Des Moines, the Twin Cities and communities across the country nonpartisan voter education and voter resources including digital and in-person registration options for the 2020 United States Presidential 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," said Timberwolves and Lynx CEO Ethan Casson. "Our new civic engagement initiative, Pack the Vote, will focus on increasing voter registration, providing voter education and resources and inspiring civic engagement."
The Wolves, Timberwolves and Lynx organization will offer an online portal and text service that allows all eligible residents throughout the country to become registered to vote. Pack the Vote, in collaboration with When We All Vote, RISE to Vote and I am a voter, today rolled out the following voter resources:
Voter Registration Portal: An online portal has been created to assist Wolves, Timberwolves and Lynx fans across the country to register to vote in their respective states, not limited to Iowa or Minnesota. To access the online portal and register to vote, please click here.
Pack The Vote Website: The Pack the Vote website provides fans with access to voter education, facts, resources and 2020 Census and instructions on how to volunteer at polling sites on Election Day via Power the Polls, as well as access to the voter registration portal. To view the Pack the Vote website, please click here.
Text Service: Fans can text the word "PACK" to 26797 to register to vote, check their registration status and receive reminders leading up to the election.
This initiative follows Casson's announcement earlier this summer that Election Day 2020 will be an official company holiday to ensure all employees have the day to fulfill their civic duty and that they are able to be engage in the communities they live in.
Pack the Vote will evolve into an ongoing annual initiative to help Wolves, 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.
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