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NFL Teams, Players Encouraging Fans to Head to the Polls With #NFLVotes

by Quentin Blount
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NFL teams and players are educating eligible voters and encouraging fans to express their right to vote in the upcoming November election.

The official NFL Twitter account posted a video Saturday morning inspiring voters to have a game plan come Election Day along with the hashtag #NFLVotes.

“Today’s the day! You know that feeling you woke up with?” Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf asks fans in the beginning of the video.

“Those butterflies don’t ever go away.” says Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Muray.

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur fans need to have a game plan, and to execute it come Election Day.

“But you have a plan, you’re ready,” LaFleur says. “Now execute it, November 3rd, Election Day.”

New England Patriots Devin and Jason McCourty are doing their part by encouraging more citizens to vote. The McCourty twins explain why voting is vital to improving our communities.

“I just want to encourage everyone to go out there and use your voice to vote,” Devin McCourty says. “You have some control. You can decide who runs and who makes decisions. And you can inspire the people behind us. The generation that just turned 18, inspire them to vote and use their voice.

Jason McCourty says that he wants to inspire change but thinks it should be done at the ballots.

“When we go out there and use our right to vote we give ourselves a chance to make change in our country and make change in our communities all around us,” Jason adds. “So you guys make sure you’re registered and when the day comes, you get out there and make your vote count.”

More NFL Teams and Players Motivating Fans to Vote

Many NFL teams and players have posted messages to social media encouraging fans to fulfill their civic duties in light of the upcoming election.

Meanwhile, the NFL and NFL Players’ Association announced that 90 percent of active players in the league are registered to vote. Furthermore, several teams are reporting 100 percent player registrations. Additionally, 16 clubs are using their stadiums and/or team facilities as poll locations.