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John Wall speaks up about the importance of voting

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The former Kentucky guard uses his voice to encourage others to vote. 

Wizards and Mystics Juneteenth Peaceful Protest March Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

We’re living in one of the most important times within our country’s history.

Outside of the pandemic involving COVID-19, the social justice movement of 2020 has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds and news feeds. Needless to say, 2020 has been quite the year so far.

Athletes have always played a pivotal part of using their platform to encourage justice and equality. We saw it with Muhammad Ali and Bill Russell during the first civil rights movement, and now we're seeing countless athletes speak up for what is right.

John Wall is, and always has been, an athlete that speaks up in the face of injustice. He recently made some comments regarding the importance of voting.

“Our voices matter,” Wall said in a recent interview. “Our voice turns into votes, and our vote should go to a candidate that stands and fights for the issues that affects our communities and our culture. People don’t understand it’s not just our Presidential elections … it doesn’t start there, it all starts in your city, your state, where you’re at.”

It’s great to see a former Wildcat step up and be a leader during these challenging times.

This is an extremely important time in history. We all need to do our part to make sure our country and our world comes out of this on the right side.