Jennifer Lopez, Steph Curry, and Michelle Obama, the former First Lady all want people to vote in the midterm elections in 2022!
Michelle Obama, 58, mentioned singer Jennifer Lopez, 52, and basketball pro, Steph Curry, 33, as well as musicians H.E.R., Bretman Rock, and Becky G as co-chairs for her, “When We All Vote” movement and urged fans to get ready to vote in the Nov. 2022 midterm elections.
The former first lady’s team released a promotional video on Monday, and the video shows a number of celebrities asking the question “Are you ready?” and encouraging viewers to join them in preparing for the upcoming midterm elections.
The video featured the new co-chairs as well as other celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Selena Gomez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Kerry Washington, all of whom are already co-chairs of “When We All Vote,” asking if people are ready to vote.
“Are you prepared for the midterms?” Michelle Obama asked and encouraged viewers to text a number to receive updates on actions they can take to ensure they’re registered to vote and to help encourage others to do the same in the video.
The organization explained in a press release that celebrity co-chairs use their platform to help “When We All Vote” achieve its goals of getting people to the polls and closing age and race gaps among voters.
Mrs Obama shared the video post with a caption that urged people to fight unfair voting laws. “[T]he last few years, state legislatures across the country have passed laws making it more difficult for people to vote.”
She wrote, “Those who want to stymie our progress want us to remain silent and stop paying attention. However, it does not have to be this way. We can change the culture of voting and combat voter suppression with your help.”
Bringing these celebrities on board is the former first lady’s latest effort to increase voter turnout through the “When We All Vote” initiative.
She had announced her plans to register a million new voters for the 2022 midterm elections, as well as encourage constituents to call their senators to urge them to pass The Freedom to Vote Act and The John Lewis Voting Rights Act.