The country’s previous first lady, Michelle Obama, did not hang up her patriotic ideas when she left office. Clearly, being first lady has always been a difficult, time-consuming job, yet she refused to retire. Mrs. Obama just made this announcement for one of the most important elections in this country’s history.
She had already created a PSA (public service announcement) promoting a nonprofit initiative called When We All Vote, which she chairs. The announcement went into detail about her initiative beginning on September 22 and ending on the 29th.
Her effort works alongside the National Voter Registration Day on September 25. She said “There’s too much at stake:”
‘There’s too much at stake to sit on the sidelines. Not just in this election, but in every election.’
During her week of action, Obama will join other members of When We All Vote and a group of celebrities. Then, they will spread across the country promoting voter registration.
Obama said it was a way to celebrate the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, noting that our efforts are “far from finished:”
‘Sometimes it’s easy to forget all the work it took to get this law passed. Today we want to honor their legacy and continue their work to ensure that every eligible American casts their vote, work that is far from finished.’
Some of the celebrities joining her are Tom Hanks, Faith Hill, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, and Tim McGraw.
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