Michelle Obama Launches Initiative to Make Voting Accessible During Pandemic
The coronavirus continues to turn days longer but we still have to vote this Fall. Michelle Obama is promoting a new voting initiative, called When We All Vote, which will allow people to cast their ballots via mail-in voting, early in-person voting and online voting registration.
“Americans should never have to choose between making their voices heard and keeping themselves and their families safe,” our forever First Lady said in the release. “We know that barriers to voting existed before this crisis, especially for young people and communities of color. Expanding access to vote-by-mail, online voter registration and early voting are critical steps for this moment—and they’re long overdue. There is nothing partisan about striving to live up to the promise of our country; making the democracy we all cherish more accessible; and protecting our neighbors, friends and loved ones as they participate in this cornerstone of American life.”
Obama is also seeking expanded voting options in Wiscon’s primary elections where people waited in line for hours without protective gear against the virus.
Barack Obama spoke about the tragedy. “No one should be forced to
choose between their right to vote and their right to stay healthy…”
Michelle Obama launched When We All Vote in 2018 alongside co-chairs actor Tom Hanks, actor and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, NBA player Chris Paul and country music superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.