Foot Locker Turns 2,000 US Stores Into Voter Registration Sites
Foot Locker are turning more than 2,000 of their stores in the United States into temporary voter registration sites through a partnership with the non-profit organisation Rock the Vote. The initiative aims to boost youth involvement in the voter turnout at the federal election on November 3.
‘In a year marked with such uncertainty, amid a pandemic and social unrest, our country’s future – and our collective role in shaping it – has never been more important,’ said Richard Johnson, the chairman and CEO of Foot Locker, Inc., in a press release.
‘At Foot Locker, our mission is to inspire and empower youth culture, so partnering with Rock the Vote was a natural fit to help educate and amplify the voices of today’s youth.’
Store employees will be on-hand to guide customers through the registration process, using Rock the Vote’s protocols. By visiting Foot Locker’s website, US citizens can also check their registration status and ultimately register to vote.
Foot Locker is also making an effort to boost voter turnout among its own employees. The company is offering ‘flexible voting hours and resources’ to store associates to help them make it to the polls on election day and during early voting periods.
‘At Foot Locker, Inc., we believe in the power of our people – more than 30,000 store and corporate team members across the country,’ said Frank Bracken, executive vice president and CEO of Foot Locker North America.
‘Now, more than ever, we are committed to uplifting and empowering our team by offering flexible voting hours and resources to encourage them to exercise their right to vote, and together, make a significant impact at the polls.’
You can read more about Foot Locker’s plans with Rock the Vote here.