The NFL and NFLPA announced new initiatives Tuesday towards their joint commitment to social justice and equality.
The parties announced that all league and club facilities will be closed on Tuesday, November 3 to allow all players, staff members and employees the opportunity to vote.
In addition, the league said it is working alongside state officials to make NFL stadiums polling places. The NBA announced similar plans with its arenas last week.
The release also mentioned that the league will continue to champion “non-partisan” programs that educate members of the NFL family on how to vote, whether in-person or absentee.
Owners and organizations are lending their influence, committing to facilitate conversations with local officials and law enforcement leaders to “discuss steps that can be taken to reduce conflict and improve relations between law enforcement and members of the community.”
Lastly, the NFL and NFLPA are working together to “support college education for the children” of victims. Individual victims of racial injustice and police brutality will be recognized by the players.
“We are proud of our current and former players for the extraordinary work they do in our communities,” the league and NFLPA said in the joint statement. “Club-owners, and employees are proud to support and work alongside the players to make our country better, fairer and more equal.”
Building on plans announced earlier this summer pic.twitter.com/1jwcH5qP7n— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) September 3, 2020