New England Patriots host voter education event in Springfield

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The New England Patriots and the New England Revolution, in
partnership with Nike, are teaming up with American International College to host an educational event on voting Wednesday afternoon.

According to a news release sent to 22News, the topics of discussion will include poll worker recruitment, voter registration, where and how to vote on Election Day, and more. The election is less than two weeks away and the Patriots and Revolution teams wanted to host an event to make sure people are properly registered.

Josh Kraft, President of the New England Patriots Foundation, will join Hampden District Attorney
Anthony Gulluni and representatives from American International College, the Springfield Housing
Authority, MGM Springfield, and the Springfield Council of Churches at American International College at 11 a.m.

They added that urban areas like Springfield and communities of color have some of the lowest voting rates and they want to change that this election.

“The most powerful special and impactful thing any of us is vote,” said Kraft. “Locally, general election presidential election local elections all elections.”

It’s important to note that you have just three days to register to vote in this upcoming election. If you are unsure if you are registered or not you can contact your local election office.

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