Barack Obama wants Gen Z voters to do their research before casting their ballots in the 2022 midterm elections.
“For those of you who are just turning 18 and were only three or four when I was elected, my name is Barack Obama,” the former president said. “I was the 44th president of the United States, and I have the best jump shot in White House history.”
“I know a lot of you care about these issues … So prove it. Make sure you’re registered to vote at vote.org/obama and then go vote,” Obama concludes.
Andrea Hailey, CEO of Vote.org, said in a statement on Monday that “President Obama knows the importance of high turnout and robust civic engagement and has championed the right to vote and the urgent need for all Americans to be lifelong participants in our democracy.”
“In this critical midterm election, it is more important than ever for voters to stay engaged and make a plan to register and get out to vote on or before November 8. We encourage voters across the country to follow President Obama’s example and talk to their friends, neighbors, colleagues, and others so that all of us are ready and empowered to vote,” Hailey added. “Our democracy only works if we all are committed to taking part in its care.”
Young people have the power to change the direction of our country by voting in this election. Climate change, reproductive rights, gun safety—all the issues you care about are on the ballot.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 24, 2022