The Forum in Los Angeles to serve as vote center for 2020 election
LOS ANGELES – The LA Clippers, the Forum presented by Chase and the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk have announced that the Forum will serve as a Vote Center for the Presidential General Election. The Clippers and the Forum will also unveil the LA Voters Win platform at www.LAVotersWin.com to encourage and empower voter participation by helping voters check their registration status, explore what’s on their local ballot, research policy and make a plan for how to vote.
“You have undoubtedly heard the voices of our players, coaches and staff, passionately and powerfully urging Americans to register and exercise their right to vote,” said Gillian Zucker, Clippers President of Business Operations. “We are dedicated to the same cause: fighting voter suppression and empowering all citizens to determine meaningful progress, for this generation and generations to come. Inglewood is the home of the Forum and will soon be the home of the L.A. Clippers. Now, it will also be a home for local voters, to come together and help shape a brighter future.”
Voters will be able to vote in person or drop off mail-in ballots at the Forum from October 24 – November 3. The Vote Center at the Forum will follow all CDC and Public Health guidelines and best practices.
“We are thrilled to partner with the LA Clippers and the Forum. This is a slam dunk for civic engagement and voter enfranchisement,” said Dean C. Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Los Angeles County. “Hosting a Vote Center at the Forum ensures Inglewood and the surrounding communities have a safe and positive in-person voting experience at one of L.A.’s historic landmarks. In uncertain times, it is collaborations such as this that demonstrate the spirit of community and the strength of our democracy.”
The Clippers and the Forum are harnessing the expertise of data-driven, non-partisan non-profit organizations to make a difference in the voting space by encouraging voters to register, plan and show up for the November election. The LA Voters Win website will launch on September 1.
REGISTER – Clippers fans can text CLIPPERS to 26797 or visit www.LAVotersWin.com to check their registration status and register to vote using a tool powered by I am a voter.
PLAN – Using www.LAVotersWin.com, powered by I am a voter., BallotReady and USA Facts, voters will be able to find the information they need to vote with confidence. The website will help voters learn more about voting by mail and in person, sign up for reminders about election dates and events, receive information about their individual ballot and provide non-partisan information about issues and policies.
SHOW UP – In addition to hosting a Vote Center at the Forum, The Clippers and Forum are working with Woke Vote to identify areas of LA County with historically disengaged voters and to bring resources and voter education to neighborhoods with low voter turnout.
Fans can purchase Voters Win merchandise, which includes the Clippers VOTE hat, Black Lives Matter, Good Trouble and Your Vote Counts T-shirts, at www.clippers.com now, and the collection will also be available through the LA Voters Win portal. One hundred percent of the proceeds support voter education and social justice reform via I am a voter. and Woke Vote.