3 Ways the Warriors Encouraged Civic Participation This Election Cycle
Fall 2016 means two things: The start of a new NBA season, and the November General Election. Here are the top 3 ways that the Warriors showed their true Strength In Numbers during this crucial election.
The Warriors, in collaboration with Rock The Vote, created a voter registration tool that easily allowed fans to register to vote. By visiting warriors.com/vote2016, fans were redirected to a user friendly site that made voter registration possible in less than two minutes! This site was promoted over the Warriors official social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter. After the voter registration deadline passes on October 24th, warriors.com/vote2016 will show fans where to find their nearest polling place on Election Day.
2.) Secretary Of State Alex Padilla visits Warriors Ground
On October 21st, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla visited Oracle Arena for a preseason matchup against the Portland Trailblazers. In his role as Secretary of State, Alex Padilla serves as California’s Chief Election Officer and encourages nonpartisan voter outreach through the state’s Democracy at Work Program. Prior to tipoff, Secretary Padilla joined Warriors hypeman Franco Finn for a pregame interview and let Warriors fans know how to register to vote online.
3.) Voter Registration Drive
What’s election season without good old fashioned clipboards and voter registration cards? Fans arrived early for the preseason matchup against the Blazers, eagerly anticipating the Draymond Green bobblehead giveaway that awaited them at the entrance of Oracle Arena. As fans waited in line, hours before tipoff, community organizers from local Bay Area groups introduced themselves and encouraged DubNation to register to vote. Once doors opened for the evening, the Warriors made two voter registration tables available for fans inside Oracle.