The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are encouraging everyone to register to vote and participate in this fall’s election.
Building on more than two years of programming and events focused on breaking down barriers to racial and social equality, the Buccaneers emphasize the need to exercise civic responsibility this season through collaboration with I am a voter.® The non-profit, non-partisan group helps promote voter registration and participation, a critical cause players and staff have identified as a key area this year for the team’s Social Justice Initiative.
Buccaneers players at the forefront of this effort include wide receiver Mike Evans, running back Dare Ogunbowale and cornerback Carlton Davis. Many others, such as tight end OJ Howard, punter Bradley Pinion, defensive lineman Will Gholston, safety back D’Cota Dixon and wide receiver Bryant Mitchell attended meetings to discuss ways to get involved and spread the word. And together with their teammates, staff and organization leadership, they want to inspire everyone to do their part with one simple reminder: BUCSVOTE.
“We want to get everyone to register and vote,” said Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, co-owner of the Buccaneers. “This is an important cause for all of us – Buccaneers players and staff, fans and the entire NFL community – and every vote counts. BUCSVOTE seizes the opportunity to have our voice heard and is a part of the team’s overall commitment to achieving social justice and creating meaningful and positive change in the community.