Voting rights group Extra Than A Vote targets younger individuals in NBA 2K
Video video games are widespread amongst younger individuals, which is why voting rights group Extra Than A Vote has determined to fulfill them the place they’re and create a two-part collection about voting inside NBA 2K21 — and it drops immediately, as first reported by Axios. (I ought to be aware right here that video video games are additionally widespread amongst individuals who aren’t younger.) The episodes had been produced by The SpringHill Firm, LeBron James’ manufacturing firm, and they’re going to play on “2KTV,” the present inside the sport.
The episodes revolve round basketball (clearly) and embrace interviews and animation to focus on why it’s essential to vote on this explicit election. The primary episode stars ESPN analyst and Extra Than A Vote member Maria Taylor, who speaks about her experiences seeing voter suppression in Georgia’s main elections this June. The second episode, alternatively, stars Atlanta Hawks participant Trae Younger, who talks concerning the historical past of voter suppression in America and why voting is personally essential to him.
Extra Than A Vote is a gaggle of Black athletes and artists who’re dedicated to activating younger voters forward of the 2020 presidential election. They embrace luminaries like LeBron James, Offset, and Odell Beckham Jr. — individuals, in different phrases, who younger individuals like and respect. That’s why it comes as no shock that their efforts are ramping up now, as we’re only some weeks away from Election Day.
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