By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
The National Football League has recently help set up NFL Votes initiatives to create voter activation, registration, and education throughout the country. All this is to encourage league personal, players, and fans to vote.
Recently NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talked to all 32 NFL owners via conference call and the plan was developed in conjunction with the NFLPA
It’s something that was also joined in by the L.A. Rams Robert Woods. “I will have some things coming up,” said Woods. “I saw one of the teams when they came into training camp. They had voter registration, I thought that was super cool getting players involved.
Woods attended Serra High in Gardena and played collegiately at USC.
Woods is proud to see his home-town excel in this matter.
“For me being here in L.A. it’s just getting our community involved, getting the young people of age registered and be able to vote, to really to be able to make an impact with our youth and the young to make sure our voice is heard. Like I said just to make sure our voice is heard. “
The League has partnered with some non-profits-Rise to Vote, Rock the Vote, and I am a Voter to help get those that are not registered to register. They are going to provide educational seminars to players and club personnel the first few weeks of training camp. That will be followed by sessions for league employees and NFL Legends.
“Our goal is to have everyone associated with the NFL to register to vote and vote to inspire others,” said NFL VP of Social Responsibility Anna Isiaacson. “We all have shared the right and obligation to go vote.”
NFL Votes comes after the League has pledged to donate over 250 million dollars over a ten-year period to organizations whose mission is to combat systematic racism. Woods is not only helping the team on the field but involved in the community off the field.