Michelle Obama hits the road to push midterm voter turnout


Former first lady Michelle Obama is hitting the road to encourage people to show up for the midterms.

Hosting events through her new initiative, When We All Vote, a nonpartisan organization that she launched in July, Obama and various celebrities will promote voter registration, awareness on issues and civic participation.

“The truth is, when we stay home, things stay the same, or they get worse,” Obama said in a public service announcement released Thursday. “But when we all vote, we get new ideas and new energy. We get leaders who share our values and listen to our voices. That’s how we change America.”

Celebrities such as Shonda Rhimes, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Tom Hanks and others will headline events in Atlanta, New York, Chicago and other cities. Obama is slated to speak at one…

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