Since the death of George Floyd, Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu has been outspoken regarding the injustices many still face in the modern United States.
In a conference call, Mathieu noted the importance of the protests, but also pointed toward another way to make change.
“I think everybody can be a part of that (voting). And like I mentioned, if guys like myself and more guys like me, if we can make voting cool, if we can make that a trendy thing, we’re really changing the future. . . . One of the most important things is to vote, but a lot of folks don’t think that’s cool. Maybe we can make that a cool thing again.”
Mathieu and others are hoping they can influence people to vote and make changes to their communities.
Mathieu has teamed up with Patrick Mahomes to build a program to help inform people on the importance of voting.
This appears to be just the first step as Mathieu continues to use his platform to educate and influence others.