Michelle Obama, our Forever FLOTUS, has unveiled her “voting squad,” a celebrity dream team aimed at getting more Americans to vote in 2020.
“Last year, we went big. Millions of new voters made their voices heard for the first time. Now the stakes are even higher,” Obama says in a video that she tweeted out on Nov. 7. According to The Hill, this effort is a part of her When We All Vote campaign.
Obama shares, “That’s why I’ve been reaching out to some friends to expand my voting squad for the year ahead.”
Those friends include Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, Janelle Monáe, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, NBA baller, Chris Paul, YouTuber Liza Koshy, and professional soccer star, Megan Rapinoe.
With less than a year to the 2020 elections, it’s time to start thinking about your #VotingSquad.
I’ve got mine:
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) November 7, 2019
“It all starts with you. You’re the only person that can have that conversation with your family and your friends and your girlfriends and even with your community to get them registered and ready to vote,” the celebrity squad tells viewers in the video.
Added Washington in the video: “Because when we squad up, we can change the world.”
Rapinoe also told viewers that they possessed the power to “change the game.”
The former first lady has been actively involved in getting out the vote since leaving the White House. Last July, she launched a voter registration drive to get folks registered to vote in the mid-term elections. Her efforts then launched the When We All Vote nonprofit, designed to “start a conversation on the responsibilities that we all have in shaping our country’s future through the ballot box.”
This year, the nonprofit is hoping to spark a commitment from Americans to “organize their own squads, volunteer groups aimed at getting friends, family, classmates and community registered and ready to vote,” according to the video.
I know I’m ready with my squad. Are you ready with yours?