Michelle Obama’s “When We All Vote” initiative will be teaming up with NBA star LeBron James’ “More than a Vote” in providing information, transportation, food, music, PPE to early voting sites.
In a statement to the AP, Michelle Obama said “Millions of Americans have already cast their ballot and with only 21 days until Election Day. Making your plan to vote early is critical.”
“It’s now up to us to do everything in our power to get our friends and family ready to vote early and safely together. We can’t leave anyone behind,” she added.
.@MichelleObama is partnering with @NBA star @KingJames and other prominent Black athletes and entertainers to sponsor events in major U.S. cities starting next week to generate excitement about voting early for the Nov. 3 election. https://t.co/UJAuQDFjzN
— ABC 7 News – WJLA (@ABC7News) October 14, 2020
During an episode of the Michelle Obama podcast last month, Michelle mentioned James by name while comparing picking the perfect life partner with picking a basketball team.
Michelle said “If you’re looking at a team, the people you want to win with, then number one you want everybody on your team to be strong.”
She added “You don’t want any weak links, you don’t want somebody that you can dominate, you don’t want somebody who’s kind of a loser, right. And also, if you’re on a team, you’ve got to be able to do everything, especially in basketball, it’s like, you would never pick somebody that says, ‘I only dribble. I don’t shoot, I don’t defend, I just dribble.’”
“If we looked at marriage as a real team, you want your teammate to be a winner. You want LeBron, you know?” she concluded.
Guest Conan O’Brien replied“Now you’ve got me thinking about marrying LeBron. This is taking a turn.”