The former FLOTUS is reminding all women of color how important it is that they go vote in the midterm elections. In a partnership video with When We All Vote, Michelle Obama made sure to inspire change, and it is safe to say she did not support the current president.
As you should know, the midterm elections are less than two months away.
Michelle Obama partnered up with a new national, nonpartisan nonprofit named When We All Vote and together, they tried to spark a conversation about the citizens’ responsibility to vote.
In fact, Michelle is one of the organization’s co-chairs and her voting PSA was released today!
Our power is at the polls! Thank you, @MichelleObama! Check out her message from #BlackGirlsRock @BET. I'm committed to getting my friends & family registered & ready to vote! https://t.co/kE3c78ldtl pic.twitter.com/OMmi3f5KAA
— NAACP (@NAACP) September 10, 2018
‘I want to talk to you all about an issue that I care deeply about, and that is the power and the importance of casting our votes and of making our voices heard. Now, this is something that my parents taught me from a young age,’ she starts in the clip.
She then went on to suggest that Donald Trump became president as a consequence of people choosing not to vote.
‘We’ve all seen the difference that we can make when we choose to cast our ballots, and we have seen our consequences when we do not bother to show up to the polls,’ she subtly shaded Trump.
While Michelle hoped to spark a healthy conversation on the topic of voting and its huge importance with everyone, she mentioned that women of color need to be at the forefront right now.
‘I’m coming to you, because women of color always know how to get things done for our families, for our communities, and for our country. When we use our voices, people listen. When we lead, they follow. And when we do it together, there is just no telling what we can accomplish.’