Athletes Rock the Vote

Athletes of the past and present have played a huge role in giving young people a voice and inspiring them to take action. Rock the Vote is teaming up with those in the sports world to empower and inspire a new generation.

Featured Partner


With a long history of leading causes and speaking out on social justice issues, the WNBPA joined Rock the Vote to highlight the importance of voting and participating in our democracy.

The partnership was launched during All-Star Weekend at the WNBPA Players Breakfast, where players learned about the importance of voting, modern day voting rights, what’s at stake in the 2018 elections, and how players can use their platforms to encourage and educate young people about the civic process. Players recorded videos about issues and their voting stories. The WNBPA also made a generous gift to Rock the Vote, which will support the organization’s programming to build the political power of young people.

Featured Athlete

Jaren Jackson Jr.

From a young volunteer poll monitor to an official Rock the Vote Ambassador and newest member of the Memphis Grizzlies, Jaren Jackson Jr. showcased his passion for voter engagement on NBA Draft Night with his decision to customize his look with a Rock the Vote-lined jacket. We’re excited to continue working with Jaren as he uses his platform to encourage other young people to register and vote.

Featured Team

Chicago Sky

Chicago Sky teamed up with Rock the Vote to encourage Sky fans to register to vote and vote. Rock the Vote created a custom text-to-code so fans could text 788.683 and get all of the information needed to check their registration status, register to vote, and sign up for voting reminders. Chicago Sky promoted the partnership and text-to-code on the jumbotron and made multiple call-to-action announcements to fans during games.



Rebekkah Brunson Minnesota Lynx Headshot

Rebekkah Brunson
Minnesota Lynx / Basketball

Tina Charles New York Liberty Headshot

Tina Charles
New York Liberty / Basketball


Jaren Jackson Jr.
Memphis Grizzlies / Basketball

Kayla McBride Las Vegas Aces Headshot

Kayla McBride
Las Vegas Aces / Basketball

Angel McCroughtry Atlanta Dream Headshot

Angel McCroughtry
Atlanta Dream / Basketball

Renee Montgomery Atlanta Dream Headshot

Renee Montgomery
Atlanta Dream / Basketball

Maya Moore Minnesota Lynx Headshot

Maya Moore
Minnesota Lynx / Basketball

Chiney Ogwumike Connecticut Sun Headshot

Chiney Ogwumike
Connecticut Sun / Basketball

Carolyn Swords Las Vegas Aces Headshot

Carolyn Swords
Las Vegas Aces / Basketball


Advisory Board


Ben Lyons

Elsa Collins- Founder of the ideateur social impact in sports and entertainment

Elsa Collins

Terri Carmichael Jackson (1) (2)

Terri Carmichael Jackson