LeBron James Will Help Ex-Felons in Florida Pay Off Debts so They Can Vote
In the summer of 2010, LeBron James famously announced that he would be joining the Miami Heat. The arrangement worked out well for both parties and the hoopster brought 2 titles to the Sunshine State. James now plays in Los Angeles, but he is not done helping people from the state of Florida.
One of the sports worlds more progressive athletes, LeBron is now heavily focused on voting rights. And in that vein, the basketball star announced he will be helping Floridian ex-felons vote by paying off their debts.
James and others formed a coalition they call More Than A Vote in response to the George Floyd protests. On Friday, the organization said, “that it will donate $100,000 to help pay outstanding court debts of ex-felons so they can register to vote.”
The Lakers star tweeted about the announcement, writing, “This is a fight about their constitutional right to vote being denied. Learn more about how you can help at floridarrc.com.”
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 24, 2020
James’ former teammate and fellow coalition member Udonis Haslem wrote in a statement, “Your right to vote shouldn’t depend upon whether or not you can pay to exercise it.”