Even after eight years of constant criticism, Michelle Obama famously said “When they go low, we go high.” Democrats had hoped that she would come out and campaign for the midterm elections. Now, the former first lady has hit the road with her When We All Vote initiative, but Obama had another important message.
She texted her thanks to Las Vegas after her moving We All Vote speech:
‘Thank you, Las Vegas! Now let’s get working to help our family and friends get registered to vote. Text WeAllVote to 97779 or head to http://WhenWeAllVote.org to get started.’
Ms. Obama spoke in Las Vegas, along with other high-profile performers. She said that she was frustrated with “the nastiness of our politics:”
‘Believe me, I am frustrated, too. I am sick of all the chaos and the nastiness of our politics. It’s exhausting and, frankly, it’s depressing. I understand wanting to shut it all out.’
Obama said to the 2,000 plus crowd they needed to take that frustration to the voting booth:
‘When you don’t vote, that’s exactly what you’re doing — you’re letting other people make decisions for you. We get the leaders we vote for. We get the policies we vote for. And when we don’t vote, that’s when we wind up with government of, by and for other people. While some folks are frustrated and tuned out and staying home on Election Day, trust me, other folks are showing up. Democracy continues with or without you.’
She ended her speech with an enthusiasm that was contagious:
‘Thank you, Las Vegas! Now let’s get working to help our family and friends get registered to vote.’
The Twitter world lit up after Obama’s speech. Check out some of our favorite tweets below:
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