Michelle Obama Announces Week of Action
In celebration of the anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote announced its “Week of Action.” From September 22nd to September 29th, the team will crisscross the country to speak with and register voters, and get folks fired up and ready to vote in the midterm elections and beyond. According to an announcement from the former first lady, there will be flagship events in at least a dozen cities. Obama and the other When We All Vote Co-Chairs -- which include Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw -- will attend and or support some of the events on the ground. The campaign is calling on people to host events in their communities throughout the week. Starting today, people can sign up online to attend a flagship event and download the When We All Vote toolkit with instructions on how to plan their community events and register voters. The flagship cities include Detroit, LA, Baltimore, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, NYC, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Houston, and Milwaukee. When We All Vote --- the new national, nonpartisan not-for-profit which brings together citizens, institutions, and organizations to encourage citizens to vote -- launched last month. More here.