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NFL starts voting initiative

New York- The National Football league has just started a voting initiative to get people involved with voting in this year's Presidential election.

The NFL Votes system will educate others about the importance of voting and bring awareness about social issues around the globe.

"Today marks the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was meant to ensure the right to vote for all Americans, prohibiting discrimination in voting based on race or color," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "Through meeting with players and legends to better understand causes and issues they are passionate about, we found a consensus around the importance of voting. That's why we're putting the power of our platform behind NFL Votes, aiming to inspire and encourage people to get educated about the voting process, to get registered to vote, and to ultimately exercise their right to vote."

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