Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx Host Third Pack the Vote Registration Event
Minneapolis/St. Paul - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx tipped off the Pack the Vote initiative on Sept. 1 to provide the Twin Cities and communities across the country nonpartisan voter education, voter resources and assist with digital and in-person voter registration options for the 2020 United States Presidential election. Yesterday, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, including Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx CEO Ethan Casson, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas, Timberwolves Head Coach Ryan Saunders, Lynx Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve, Timberwolves Center Karl-Anthony Towns and Lynx Guard Rachel Banham, were in St. Paul partnering with The Sanneh Foundation to help residents become registered to vote in the 2020 United States Presidential Election. To view photos and broll from today's event, please click here.
Through this initiative, the organization partnered with local non-profits, including The Sanneh Foundation, Urban Ventures, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center and Urban League Twin Cities, to go into various under-resourced communities in the Twin Cities and help residents become registered to vote and complete the 2020 United States Census while following COVID-19 guidelines. In addition, the Timberwolves and Lynx are offering 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, rolled out the following voter resources:
Voter Registration Portal: An online portal was created to assist Timberwolves and Lynx fans across the country to register to vote in their respective states, not limited to 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, the 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 engaged in the communities they live in.
While launching the Pack the Vote initiative, the Timberwolves and Lynx also joined forces with a plethora of organizations and non-profits to help spread awareness and resources on the importance of registering to vote and having your voice be heard whether it is through showing up at the polls or mailing in your ballot.
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.
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