MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins announced that in conjunction with the Drum Major Institute (http://www.drummajorinst.org/), every player on the roster has completed paperwork to become a registered voter. The initiative started in June when the Dolphins hosted Martin Luther King III and Bill Wachtel of the Drum Major Institute at practice to start the voter registration process.
"We're working in conjunction with Steve (Ross). Obviously, this is all inspired by Steve Ross," Wachtel said. "It's his leadership that has caused this all to happen and his organization RISE has on its board the commissioners of every single sports organization, from the PGA to the NFL to the MLB to the NHL, including the USOC. And the word is getting out, and it's getting out across all leagues. Hopefully by next week's national registration day (Sept. 25), we're hoping that there's a groundswell of support and fingers crossed."
The voter registration success comes on the heels of an announcement by Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross and the team's players of the creation of a yearly fund for advocacy and social justice programs. The fund will provide financial support and amplify programs centered on community engagement, education and justice reform.