The Obamas may have left the White House years ago at this point, but they’re remaining definitively in the public eye — much to Trump’s grave annoyance, no doubt. This week, former First Lady Michelle Obama shared the latest public service announcement produced for her voting advocacy organization called When We All Vote, which she developed ahead of the 2018 midterm elections and has been running with ahead of the general election later this year as well. The organization’s efforts have hinged on advocating for people to head to the polls and make their voices heard — which directly counters a documented GOP history of voter suppression.
Obama’s caption for the new video message read:
‘As we close out #BlackHistoryMonth, let’s make sure our voices are heard loud and clear by going to http://whenweallvote.org and helping our friends and family get registered and ready to vote. Because #WhenWeAllVote, we make a difference for this country we all love.’
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 27, 2020
Often, GOP voter suppression efforts specifically target marginalized communities like black Americans, who often vote for Democrats. Hispanic, immigrant, and lower income communities have also all been among those that Republicans intent on keeping power have set their sights on at times.
Votes from these groups could be crucial to getting Trump and his enablers out of office in November. Although support for the president is often almost evenly split among groups like white men, among groups like black and Hispanic Americans, Trump’s support plummets substantially. Why would the underserved groups that Michelle Obama’s organization is highlighting want to vote for a racist demagogue anyway?
Check out Twitter’s response below…