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Houston Texans Players

Teaming Up to Help

Senior Citizens Vote

11/6/2012 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Several Houston Texans players -- past and present -- are banding together today to make sure their local senior citizens don't get screwed out of their right to vote ... TMZ has learned.

Former Texans offensive lineman Chester Pitts has organized a group of his gigantic NFL friends to help shuttle seniors in the Houston area to their local polling place.

We're told Pitts has rented several 15-passenger vans ... and will be joined by several current Texans linemen including Duane Brown (DT), Antoine Caldwell (C),  Chris Myers (C) ... along with safety Danieal Manning. 

Some of Chester's former Houston teammates are also expected to help out ... including Moran Norris, Travis Johnson and Charlie Anderson.

"I'm a firm believer that everyone has their own voice and has the right to be heard," Pitts tells TMZ.

"Having the chance to vote is one of the greatest privileges we have as Americans, that we have the right to vote and our vote does count.  And that's why I really feel like if there's anything I can do to help, whichever way they happen to vote, I should do it."

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OooooNooo!    

Hey, the Chicago Bears are coming after you this weekend -- better keep the vans to leave town in after the game. Just say'n.

686 days ago
17.

Sonja    

Good for them, nice to read something positive on here once and awhile. :)

686 days ago
18.

verlinda    

GOOD JOBS GUYS. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

686 days ago
19.

Northerner    

nice thing they are doing but why didnt these geezers get an absentee ballot to fill out and mail in? my mother sent for hers, i got mine when i was at my court house registering to vote. i looked it over for a few days, filled it out and mailed it back in.

no need to stand in a long line at a polling place.

686 days ago
20.

Mimosa    

Classy!!! GO TEXANS!!!!!

686 days ago
21.

Joe    

#BullsOnParade

686 days ago
22.

croc    

and i betcha that van was full of blacks for obama.

686 days ago
23.

Niall Higgins    

Now that is what the meaning of "One day. One day some of the kids from my neighborhood helped cared my mothers grocery's all the way home. you know why? It was out of Respect !

686 days ago
24.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Hats off, gentlemen. That's the way to do life.

685 days ago
25.

diane    

Good deal as long as they don't encourage,them to vote one way or the other

685 days ago
26.

NOT ELMO    

LOL i Voted For Obama in Florida, What's Up Romney, Are You Having a Good Day Today...............LOL :)

685 days ago
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