Michelle Obama has enlisted the help of J.Lo, Steph Curry, and others in the run-up to the midterm elections.
Michelle Obama and her ‘When We All Vote’ group enlisted the help of a slew of celebrities to come out and vote in the midterm elections and safeguard voter rights.
What do Jennifer Lopez, Steph Curry, and Michelle Obama, the former First Lady, have in common? They want you to vote in the midterm elections of 2022! J.Lo, 52, and Steph, 33, as well as musicians H.E.R., Bretman Rock, and Becky G, were chosen co-chairs for the 58-year-old former first lady’s When We All Vote group, and she urged supporters to make sure they’re ready to vote in the November 2022 midterm elections.
The video, which was released on Monday, January 31, featured a slew of celebrities asking, «Are you ready?» and inviting viewers to «join» them in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections. The new co-chairs, as well as other celebrities including Tom Hanks, Selena Gomez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Kerry Washington, who is already co-chairing for When We All Vote, appeared in the video, asking if people are ready.
«Are you prepared for the midterm elections?» says the narrator. Michelle advised viewers to text a number to receive updates about measures they can do to ensure they’re registered to vote and to encourage others to do likewise in the video. The organization noted in a press release that celebrity co-chairs use their platform to help When We All Vote achieve its aims of getting people to the polls and narrowing the gap between age and race among voters.
Michelle also wrote an Instagram message to go along with the video, urging people to fight against discriminatory policies that restrict voters. «State legislatures around the country have approved rules making it more difficult for citizens to vote in recent years.
«Those who wish to stymie our progress want us to remain silent and pay no heed,» she wrote. «However, things don’t have to be this way. We can transform the culture of voting and combat voter suppression with your aid.»
The new celebrity co-chairs are the former first lady’s latest endeavor to increase voter turnout through When We All Vote. In an open letter on January 11, she outlined her plans to register a million new voters for the 2022 midterm elections, as well as encourage supporters to phone their senators to urge them to adopt the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.