Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul, along with other players from the NBA and WNBA, had the opportunity to speak with former First Lady Michelle Obama on Sunday about the importance of voting.
Paul, who is president of the National Basketball Players Association, told Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman it was the first time in his career that NBA and WNBA players came together for a joint call. He wasn't sure how many people were on the call but said everyone unmuted themselves at the end to thank Obama.
"The more we encourage each other to vote, not just every four years, but two years in your local elections, the more we do that, the more our voices will really be heard," Paul said.
Paul and Obama are co-chairs of When We All Vote, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization launched in 2018 to increase voter participation. Paul also recently partnered with Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade to create the Social Change Fund to support issues impacting the Black community.