Former First Lady Michelle Obama Is Calling on Celebrities To Push Voting Way Ahead Of Midterms

Seemingly against her previously stated goals, Michelle Obama is jumping back into the political pool.

As reported by the ConservativeBrief, ” Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote organization has announced a new slate of events featuring Scary Movie actress Regina Hall, TikTok celebrity La’Ron Hines, NBA star Chris Paul, and “The Breakfast Club” host Angela Yee. The events will focus on voter registration drives in local communities while also advancing Democrat-backed legislation.

They will also host events targeting “voter suppression efforts” in Texas and Georgia, both of which recently passed voter integrity laws to combat fraud.

Created by Michelle Obama, When We All Vote is a self-described “nonpartisan initiative” that uses celebrity influencer power to drive voter registration and “change the culture around voting.” Among its celebrity chairs are Tom Hanks, Selena Gomez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kerry Washington, and soccer star Megan Rapinoe — all of whom backed Joe Biden in last year’s presidential race.

The organization is aggressively pushing the Senate to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would radically transform America’s electoral system to the benefit of Democrats. The House passed the bill in August and but it faces challenges in the Senate.

It is tough to imagine how this group could claim to be non-partisan as it pushes a highly partisan bill with an incredibly partisan cast of characters, but there it is.

“Ahead of the midterms and in celebration of National Voter Registration Day, When We All Vote will host the  National Voter Registration Week of Action to mobilize volunteers and current and future voters to head back to the ballot box this fall and in 2022. When We All Vote will kick things off with the,  #BacktotheBallotBox Rally on September 23rd, which will feature remarks from Co-Chairs Michelle Obama and Chris Paul, Regina Hall, and more,” the group said.

“During the #BacktotheBallotBox Week of Action, When We All Vote will call on its volunteers, supporters, and student ambassadors to host voter registration drives in their local communities, sign up to register voters in high-traffic areas, and call on the Senate to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act,” it said.

“In 2020, 160 million Americans cast their ballots—shattering voter turnout records and making history. Now, in 2021, voter suppression tactics have advanced with more than 500 proposed voter suppression bills in states across the country. These harmful voter suppression tactics will negatively impact Americans’ freedom to vote, especially Black, Brown, and young voters, and voters with disabilities. To combat these efforts, When We All Vote’s #BacktotheBallotBox Week of Action will host daily activations to deploy voters in the fight for the right to vote,” the group said.

In August Michelle Obama published a video declaring that “this election couldn’t be more important,” which is familiar mantra politicians use before every election.

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