Democrats are ready to take on President Donald Trump this November. As presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden continues to consistently lead Trump in polls on both the national level and the levels of individual swing states, former President Barack Obama himself has taken to Twitter this Wednesday with an encouragement for concerned Americans to work on getting their fellow community members registered to vote in time for the general election. Considering the large public disapproval of Trump and his already razor-thin winning margins in 2016, surging voter turnout could be a key to keeping him from winning a second term.
Obama shared a link to a web tool called “Adopt a State” through which any one can get connected with voter registration and other political drives in key states around the country that could help decide the next president and the next Senate majority, among other ramifications. Alongside the link, the former president posted:
‘If you believe in a more just, more generous, more democratic America, now is the time to fight for it. Here’s a terrific way to register voters, organize communities, and ramp up turnout in the battleground states that will decide this election’
If you believe in a more just, more generous, more democratic America, now is the time to fight for it. Here’s a terrific way to register voters, organize communities, and ramp up turnout in the battleground states that will decide this election: https://t.co/FmN8RCJymg pic.twitter.com/R5FZ6OBfxz
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 27, 2020
The website has a place for voters to enter their email addresses and opt to receive updates about specific swing states like Michigan, Florida, and more.
The former president is not the only Obama who has been working on voter advocacy ahead of the 2020 elections. Former First Lady Michelle Obama leads an organization called When We All Vote, which is similarly designed to encourage voter registration and turnout around the country. The former First Lady has enlisted a number of high-profile celebrities to assist her in getting out the message, and the organization features tools like a program for voters to work on getting voters within their own individual circles registered and ready to vote.
Check out Twitter’s response to the former president below: