In September, Ted Leonsis’s Monumental Sports and Entertainment announced that Capital One Arena would be a polling place for the November election. The move was one of several Leonsis and his sports teams made after being inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality and systemic racism over the summer.
“We as an organization understand that systemic racism is a problem that is hundreds of years old, and that the solution will require even longer-term action,” Leonsis wrote on his blog, Ted’s Take. “This is not a time for empty promises. We expect to be held accountable. We have a series of meetings on what to do next, and I will report back to our players and our employees on what we’re learning, and more importantly, what we will do.”
Early voting in the District begins on Tuesday and now, via WAMU’s Martin Austermuhle, we know what DC residents will receive if they cast their ballot at Capital One Arena.