Patrick Mahomes On Getting Out The Vote
Patrick Mahomes made the Pro Bowl, All-Pro, won the NFL MVP, Super Bowl and became a world champion before he voted in an election.
Now, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback realizes that his responsibility goes beyond making plays on the football field.
Half of the teams in the NFL offered their stadiums and facilities for election related activities during the campaign.
Patrick Mahomes was instrumental in ensuring the Kansas City Chiefs’ Arrowhead stadium could be used as a polling station.
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“I thought it was very important,” Patrick Mahomes said.
“Not only just to get as many people out to vote as possible, but also to use a place as Arrowhead, where we have a lot of fun, show a lot of love, a unity where people coming together and use that as a place where we can come together and vote and use our voice.”
Mahomes has risen to star status in an age where athletes are taking on social causes like never before. As a result, the 25 year old felt it was time to use his platform for change.
“I think you start to pay attention more and more of what’s going on around you,” Mahomes said.
“And as you get older and as you mature and as the discussion and the talk has really become such a big ordeal, you really understand more and more of how it affects you every single day. And so I’m just glad that I had the opportunity that I can vote and can use my voice and in whatever way possible.”
“I think I just got a little, you got tired of seeing it happen over and over again and nothing really changing,” he added.
“And as I’ve as I’ve gotten more and more of a platform, I understood that it just wasn’t right. I want to do whatever I could to make the world a better place. For me, that first step was speaking out and using my voice and now it’s to get as many people out to vote as possible.”