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All Vote No Play received the 2022 SLSV Award for exemplifying the SLSV Guiding Principle of “Leading Through Nonpartisanship'' for their work directly engaging with thousands of college athletes and coaches in 2022. AVNP organized numerous events throughout this Election Cycle, including a civic engagement online event with leaders such as Stephen Curry and Dr. Condoleezza Rice, where over 2,000 student athletes joined and hundreds more watched with their teams through civic tailgating parties. Through an innovative design process, AVNP built free, nonpartisan, easy to use resources distributed to thousands of student athletes and coaches, including a new video library to spark civic conversations among teams. This year, All Vote No Play created unique and meaningful partnerships, working to bridge the gap between the civic and athletic worlds on college campuses.
"Not only will the NBA not play on Election Day but over the next few months NBA teams will provide information on their state's voting process and voter registration deadlines in order to help fans make a plan to vote."
"The WNBA and NBA aren’t alone as more and more athletes are using their collective voice to strengthen our democracy. All Vote No Play is a movement to help student athletes become great teammates and citizens, and to show them how they can exercise their own power to create the future they want."
"The National Basketball Association said Tuesday that it would not schedule any games on Election Day, Nov. 8, in an effort to encourage fans, players and officials to vote.
All 30 teams will play the night before the election as part of what the league is calling a “civic engagement night.""
Lisa Kay Solomon interviews professional volleyball player and member of the Athletes Unlimited leadership equity committee, Cassidy Lichtman, on their decision to play in Dallas, Texas after the state had passed some new legislation antithetical to Athletes Unlimited’s values and priorities.
Instead of boycotting, the team transformed the Dallas arena into a welcoming voter registration hub with Vote.org, they created vibrant murals that celebrated civic rights heroes and activists, they sold LGBTQIA+ books and merchandise in their shop, and raised money for causes the athletes cared about.
“Instead of showing up in protest, we decided to create a celebration of our values and everything the league stands for...We amplified the Power of our Voice.”
A Student Voting Take On College Athletic Conference Realignment
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