Falcons educate community on voting rights

The Falcons have meet with high school students from McNair High and Central Gwinnett High, encouraging them to work at the polls and register to vote.

“I’m a 25-year-old man, but before this year I really didn’t know, I really didn’t understand the process for voting and the things you have to do to get registered and actually be able to vote,” Falcons defensive end Charles Harris told the Central Gwinnett Knights. “That’s something that was humbling for myself.”

The league has taken several social-action measures during the 2020 season, including the playing of “Lift Ever Voice and Sing” by Alicia Keys at early season games. The song is widely considered the Black national anthem.

The “NFL Votes” initiative is intended to support and encourage the voting and civic-engagement efforts of NFL fans, players, club and league personnel and NFL Legends up to the Nov. 3 election.

The initiative provides

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