The year of 2020 has been a wild one of change amid a global pandemic. From student-athletes coming together to voice change at our local level to global protests demanding systemic racism to come to end quite literally all over the world, 2020 is one for the history books.
Though those history books will ultimately showcase much of the bad, and there was plenty of that, there has been some great and incredible moments to come out of absolute tragedy.
One of those is the importance of everyone’s equal rights. And in that, the importance to exercise the right to vote in your local and national elections.
USC Trojans AD Mike Bohn announced this week that he would allow the student-athletes the day off on Election Day of November 3, 2020, so they could exercise their right to vote.
USC AD Mike Bohn announced that our student-athletes will be given the day off from all athletic activities on Election Day so they can exercise their Constitutional right to vote. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/2rI0gbKRVn— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) August 20, 2020
This also comes just after the USC Women’s Basketball team announced they had 100% voter registration done earlier this past week as well.
The Trojans are seen as leaders in their respective communities, not only in LA, but in their respective home cities and states. The importance to vote, and now the ability to have that day off to do such a thing, is another move from higher-ups to allow our student-athletes to continue to use their voices and actions as positive change for the youth of the country.
Kudos to you, AD Bohn, and kudos to all the student-athletes who are continuing to change the world, even if it’s just one vote at a time.
And now, for the other happenings in the world of USC athletics, here are you daily links for this past weekend:
Mike Salmon named Chairman of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation
USC Student-Athletes will not have athletic activities on Election Day
Greatest Olympian in USC History — voted by the fans
USC Athletics kicks off school year with event on Race & Equality