Michelle Obama may not want to run for president, but she’s still dipping her toe into politics as the country approaches November’s midterm elections. Unlike her husband, though, who will be hitting the campaign trail in November, she’s not rallying voters specifically to Democrats.
The initiative launched Thursday, July 19, with a public service announcement. According to people close to the campaign, there will also be live events in the coming months. It will feature “prominent activists and players” and peak in September with a number of events, rallies, and trainings.
She’s joined by a lineup of famous faces, including actor Tom Hanks, singer Janelle Monáe, Houston Rockets basketball player Chris Paul, and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who were featured in the YouTube video.
It’s gonna be our generation that corrects the mistakes of our past and creates a more inclusive future that works for us all. We are the ones that hold the power to make this dream a reality. I’m teaming up with @WhenWeAllVote to make this happen! https://t.co/yZQo6au6UF https://t.co/Acly4WtvJH
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) July 20, 2018
— When We All Vote (@WhenWeAllVote) July 20, 2018
People. It’s time to make sure that all of us are registered and ready to vote in every election. Our democracy depends on it and #WhenWeAllVote, our democracy is stronger. Get involved here: https://t.co/2R8VzI3txz pic.twitter.com/rStxtTAoBX
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) July 19, 2018
Hey, friends! I’m joining @MichelleObama, @tomhanks, @Lin_Manuel, @JanelleMonae, @CP3,@TheTimMcGraw & @FaithHill to make sure every American understands the rights and
responsibilities we all share in shaping our democracy. That means: VOTING!
Join us: https://t.co/Quhnrdxx4y pic.twitter.com/9eP7DmbDvT
— COMMON (@common) July 19, 2018