Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama has always been vocal about getting voters to the polls. And with mid-term elections coming up, she is determined to register one million new voters before November.
Recently, Obama published a letter entitled “Fight For Our Vote” and shared it on her Twitter feed, announcing that she would form a coalition with her organization, When We All Vote, to motivate people and get them to the polls, BET reported.
“In 2020, millions made their voices heard at the polls. But now, folks who oppose that progress are making it harder to vote. That’s why I’m asking you to join @WhenWeAllVote and 30 other organizations to turn out more voters and urge Congress to pass voting rights legislation,” she wrote in the caption.
In 2020, millions made their voices heard at the polls. But now, folks who oppose that progress are making it harder to vote. That’s why I’m asking you to join @WhenWeAllVote and 30 other organizations to turn out more voters and urge Congress to pass voting rights legislation. pic.twitter.com/hwgyyuTGy9
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) January 9, 2022
After witnessing the Jan. 6 attack in 2021, the Chicago native stated the importance of forming her coalition, writing, “One year ago, we witnessed an unprecedented assault on our Capitol and our democracy,” she wrote in the letter. “From Georgia and Florida to Iowa and Texas, states passed laws designed to make it harder for Americans to vote. And in other state legislatures across the nation, lawmakers have attempted to do the same.”
In the letter, Obama revealed that the coalition would include 100,000 volunteers working together and contacting their state senators, urging them to pass the Freedom To Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
The 57-year old said the coalition would be recruiting lawyers to ensure voting rights at the polls “to protect voters in the states where the freedom to vote is threatened.”
When Obama isn’t working on voting rights with her organization, she has managed to stay busy after serving eight years as one of America’s most beloved first ladies.
She recently appeared in the ABC sitcom Black-ish as a guest-star during the series final season. The episode premiered on Tuesday, Jan. 4.