The Warriors, a basketball powerhouse known for their dazzling dunks and championship rings, have also become champions for another reason: civic engagement. Their “Dub the Vote” initiative launched in 2019 has become a model for professional sports teams and a powerful force in encouraging voter participation. Let’s dive into this inspiring movement.
In 2018, the Warriors faced backlash for then-owner Joe Lacob’s comments about President Trump. This has prompted players, especially Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, to speak out about the importance of voting and use their platforms to encourage civic engagement. This laid the foundation for “Dub the Vote”, which officially debuted during the 2019 playoffs.
“Dub The Vote” was a huge success. In 2020, voter turnout in Alameda County, where the Chase Center is located, increased by 11.5% compared to 2016. The initiative also received national recognition, winning an award for its innovative approach to voter engagement.
The Warriors’ success inspired other teams to launch similar initiatives, such as Milwaukee’s “Vote Noisy” campaign. This collective effort by the union is making a significant impact on voter turnout, especially among youth.
This Dub The Vote Shirt isn’t just for election season. Wear it to rallies, protests, or simply as an everyday statement piece to showcase your commitment to democracy and social change.
The Dub The Vote Shirt’s thought-provoking message can be a conversation starter. Use it as an opportunity to engage with others about the importance of participating in the democratic process.