Lions players took part in voting rights town hall on Tuesday

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Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu and quarterback Patrick Mahomes began a voter registration effort in Kansas City last month and voting was the subject of a virtual town hall meeting in Michigan on Tuesday.

Michigan secretary of state Jocelyn Benson discussed how to register to vote and three Lions players took part to help stress the importance of turning in a ballot. Defensive end Trey Flowers talked about how his family took part in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery ahead of the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

“That’s why it was so important to me,” Flowers said, via ESPN.com. “I was taught on it growing up and taught the importance of it, and I think just knowing how much, how far we came as a country, as a whole, to get the right to vote, get people the right to vote and how important it is to let your voice be heard.”

Quarterback Matthew Stafford and safety Duron Harmon also took part in the event and spoke about the importance of educating young people about the significance of voting so they register once they turn 18.

8 responses to “Lions players took part in voting rights town hall on Tuesday

  1. I think the age should be raised to 21. Thinking back, can you imagine some of your 18-year-old high school classmates voting to choose the leader of the United States?

    (shudder)

    I joined the United States Marine Corps right after I turned 18 and I had no idea about life.

  2. Casca’s friend says:
    July 22, 2020 at 8:38 am
    I think the age should be raised to 21. Thinking back, can you imagine some of your 18-year-old high school classmates voting to choose the leader of the United States?

    (shudder)

    I joined the United States Marine Corps right after I turned 18 and I had no idea about life

    ____________

    The scary thing about that is if 18yo are so unaware of life how can they be called up to potentially take a life?

  3. I commend these players, and everyone trying to get people to exercise their Patriot right, no patriotic DUTY, to vote. Left-right-or middle, it’s important we all increase our participation in how the government works, and that starts with voting.

  4. Casca’s friend says:
    July 22, 2020 at 8:38 am
    I think the age should be raised to 21. Thinking back, can you imagine some of your 18-year-old high school classmates voting to choose the leader of the United States?

    (shudder)

    I joined the United States Marine Corps right after I turned 18 and I had no idea about life.

    Then raise the age that you can join the Armed Services to 21.

  5. The age was set at 18 because the military draft age at that time was 18.
    If you’re old enough to be drafted to die for your country you’re old enough to vote.

  6. Casca’s friend says:
    July 22, 2020 at 8:38 am
    I think the age should be raised to 21

    —–

    I think to have the right to vote one must actually pay Federal Income taxes beyond FICA and Medicare. If you want to vote for people who will spend our tax money, you should have some skin in the game.

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