In order to encourage individuals to complete the 2020 Census and register to vote, a Brooklyn Nets, New York Liberty, and Barclays Center-branded bus will visit specific Brooklyn neighborhoods that are trailing in census completion and voter registration on Thursday and Friday.
Volunteers from BSE Global, the Mayor’s Office of the Census and NYC Census 2020 will engage with residents in these neighborhoods. Also aboard the bus will be Team Hype, part of the Nets on-court entertainment groups, to give away Nets and Liberty swag. Also part of the promotion: Beyond Meat, whose investors include Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, and Weight Watchers International.
On Thursday, the bus will end its route at 5:30 p.m. outside Barclays Center where the Nets and Liberty will host an event on the plaza to provide a fun opportunity where individuals can complete the census, register to vote, and enjoy other entertainment elements.
Here are the routes for Thursday...
Specific times for the bus stops can be found here.
Brooklyn is at a critical juncture in the census count, with the lowest self-response rate in the city and lagging drastically behind America’s average census response rate, the Barclays Center website, part of Joe Tsai’s BSE Global, noted. Without a complete count, New York City can potentially lose billions of dollars every year for the next 10 years for COVID-19 relief and vital congressional representation.
For census and voting information, along with other helpful resources from registration to voting day, please visit www.barclayscenter.com/makeitcount. In addition to the bus tour, the arena entrance plaza hosts promotional advertising for the city board of elections.
▪️ Need to register to vote?— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) September 15, 2020
▪️ Check your voter registration status?
▪️ Apply for an absentee ballot?
▪️ Learn about early voting?
▪️ Apply to become a poll worker?
Every voting and Census resource you need is right here.
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Both efforts are part of the Nets and NBA efforts to get out the vote, announced on the Barclays Center entrance plaza a month ago. The atrium just inside Barclays Center main entrance will serve as a polling site for the 2020 general election, hosting voters for Early Voting, October 24 to November 1, and on Election Day, November 3,