Former First Woman Michelle Obama is hitting the highway this September for per week as part of a nationwide push to register new voters for the midterm elections. She made the announcement in a video posted on Monday for When We All Vote, a nonpartisan voter registration initiative.
Obama is one among the co-chairs of the group together with different celebrities together with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Paul and Janelle Monáe. The “Week of Motion” will happen from Sept. 22-29 and marks the 53rd anniversary of the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a legislation that prohibits racial discrimination in the voting course of.
“Typically it’s straightforward to neglect all the work it took to get this legislation handed. All the organizing and marching. All the volunteers who registered voters. All the of us who, even when they knew they’d be turned away at the polls, stood up again and again for his or her proper to vote,” Obama stated in the video. “Right now, we wish to honor their legacy and proceed their work to make sure that each eligible American casts their vote. Work that’s removed from completed.”
The week of occasions are scheduled in New York Metropolis, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Houston, Detroit and Pittsburgh.