Michelle Obama wants you to get excited about exercising your right to vote, voter registration, and mailing in your vote on time amid the #coronavirus pandemic.
Forever First Lady Michelle Obama is featured in a new “When We All Vote” PSA that is encouraging safe and fair voting, including vote-by-mail and early voting, according to a press release obtained by Baller Alert. “When We All Vote” is an organization that was launched in 2018 by Obama to help raise participation in elections.
“Hi, everyone. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all that you’re doing to help everyone in this country make their voices heard in this year’s election, and in every election,” said Obama in her video message. “Your work has never been more important. From the ongoing pandemic to the passion and protest we’ve seen for racial and social justice, it’s clear that we’re in the middle of a big moment in this country, and that means we need leadership that honestly reflects who we are and what we stand for. Our job between now and November is to make sure everyone we know understands that the power to make change rests on our ability to cast a vote.”
“Fair and safe voting is gonna be more important than ever this year, and that’s why When We All Vote is fighting to expand vote-by-mail, in-person early voting and online voter registration,” she added.” Now, I’m gonna be honest, we’re really going to need your help to make these efforts a success. Luckily, the first step is an easy one. Just spread the word. Make sure your friends, families, and communities are registered, know their rights, and are fully prepared to vote-by-mail this year, or vote early in person. So, go to whenweallvote.org to find out more and get yourselves, your families, and your friends ready to make. Let’s get more folks across the country, trained with the tools, the resources, and the information they’ll need to vote because this election couldn’t be more important,” Obama said.
On Monday, Federal Elections Commission Commissioner Ellen Weintraub said mail-in and absentee voting will be “preferred alternative” for some voters due to COVID-19 concerns. Obama also stated that she is working on getting more funding for states and localities to assist mail-in voting programs and ensure that safety measures are provided for voters who decide to vote in person in November, The Hill reports.