As she has showed up on the court all year this year for the Seattle Storm, Breanna Stewart is encouraging fans to show up at the polls this November.
Approximately two months shy of an extremely important midterm election, Stewart thanked a litany of people for her winning her first MVP. Then she shared a message more important than any MVP award – vote.
This year in particular for me is a story of transformation and introspection. From MeToo to equality, finding my voice and elevating my game has been intertwined in my journey. My hope is as a country we can do the same thing. Voter registration and voting has never been more important. You can see my shoes. That’s why I’m excited to have this opportunity to accept this award while representing ‘When We All Vote.’ The Nike shoes I’m wearing tonight were customized by a local artist Aramis Hamar and together we have joined forces to represent the local athletes and artists communities and to call on our fans in Seattle and beyond to get registered and vote this November.
I’d like to thank the women and athlete-activists that came before me for this platform that I promise to use to be an ally and a voice for truth and those who might not be heard. Thank you.