Michelle Obama Seeks to Increase Youth Voter Turnout with ‘When We All Vote’

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama launched a new initiative encouraging teachers to help their students register to vote. The “When We All Vote” initiative is aimed at the millions of young people who will be eligible to vote in the November 2020 elections.

In a video published on July 11, Obama said that students will be active in shaping “the course of our communities and our country.”

“Last year I launched When We All Vote, a nonpartisan get-out-the-vote effort to help make sure everyone makes their voice heard, loud and clear, in our elections,” Obama said. The former first lady pointed to the historic voter turnout during the 2018 midterm elections and said it is progress that should be celebrated. However, she said that the number of people who went to the ballot box to vote was “still far too low.”

“Only 1 in 3 of…

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