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Michelle Obama, Janelle Monáe, Tom Hanks Team Up for Voter Registration PSA

In recognition of September 24 as National Voter Registration Day and the importance of voting, we are reposting this July 2018 article.

Former first lady Michelle Obama wants people to get out to vote in the 2018 midterm elections, and she’s teamed up with celebrities to make it happen, HuffPost reports.

The When We All Vote initiative launched on Thursday to help register voters before this year’s elections and to bring “together citizens, institutions, and organizations to spark a conversation about our rights and responsibilities in shaping our democracy,” according to its website.

Obama, who serves as co-chair for the organization alongside Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Paul, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, who all appear in the organization’s launch video, talks about the importance of voting.

“It’s time. Our nation requires it. Our democracy, in the country we love, requires our attention, voice and participation,” Obama says in the video. “When we all vote, we determine our future.”

According to Politico, some Democrats wanted Obama to throw her support behind the party ’s candidates running in the midterm elections, and that When We All Vote may not align with their movement because it’s a nonpartisan organization.

Check out the group’s video below.

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