Michelle Obama is using her platform and influence to encourage people to vote in the upcoming presidential election in November. In honor of National Voter Registration Day, the former FLOTUS took to Instagram to announce a new special live series with the help of When We All Vote, a non-partisan voting rights organization, to talk about the importance of the 2020 election and how to make sure you are fully registered to vote.
“On #NationalVoterRegistrationDay, I’m going live on Instagram with some special guests and voting experts to make sure we’re all ready to cast our ballots this fall,” Obama wrote on her Twitter page. “Join me tomorrow at 11 am ET for @WhenWeAllVote’s Registered and Ready Instagram Takeover.”
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I’m going live on my Instagram for the very first time today to join @WhenWeAllVote’s Registered and Ready Instagram Takeover with @zendaya, @jlo, @cp3 (from @nike), @ayeshacurry, and more! I hope you’ll join us today on Instagram or at weall.vote/voteready for #NationalVoterRegistrationDay.
The sessions included guest appearances from numerous celebrities chatting with Obama, including Ayesha Curry, Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, and Chris Paul. The series is apart of When We All Vote’s Fuel The Vote Initiative to set up drive-thru registration points across nine different cities.
“Families are struggling in the wake of unemployment and income uncertainty, and in-person voter registration has plummeted across the country,” said Kyle Lierman, CEO of When We All Vote, according to Essence. “When We All Vote works to meet people where they are, and through Fuel the Vote, we hope to do our part to get folks who could use some help, a free meal, and help get them the critical voting information they need.”