Former First Lady Michelle Obama has now announced her new plan to help Democrat register a million new voters before the 2022 midterms.
As The Hill reports:
Former first lady Michelle Obama has launched a push to get 1 million people newly registered to vote ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
In a statement on Sunday, Obama said her foundation, When We All Vote, along with 30 other organizations, will recruit and train at least 100,000 volunteers to register voters.
Among the other groups involved in the effort are The League of Women Voters, the National Bar Association, the NAACP, Rock the Vote, Common Cause and the Voto Latino Foundation.
The groups also aim to activate 100,000 people to contact senators about passing voting rights legislation, and recruit “thousands” of lawyers to protect voting rights “in the states where the freedom to vote is threatened.”
In 2020, millions made their voices heard at the polls. But now, folks who oppose that progress are making it harder to vote. That’s why I’m asking you to join @WhenWeAllVote and 30 other organizations to turn out more voters and urge Congress to pass voting rights legislation. pic.twitter.com/hwgyyuTGy9
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) January 9, 2022
Obama focused much of her attention on GOP controlled states like Texas and Florida, which she accuses of having overly restrictive voting laws.