Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, kicked off the ‘When We All Vote #CouchParty 2.0″. The event is designed to get people (especially the youth) registered to vote. Within sharing information on how important it is to vote, the organization strives to teach people about safe and accessible ways to register. This is a great way to prepare people for the upcoming 2020 elections.
Mrs. Obama, who is co-chair of When We All Vote, will be joined by other co-chairs Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Valarie Jarrett, who is the Board Chair, will also join with President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human RIghts, Vanita Gupta.
“Americans should never have to choose between making their voices heard and keeping themselves and their families safe,” she continue by saying, “We know that barriers to voting existed before this crisis, especially for young people and communities of color. Expanding access to vote-by-mail, online voter registration and early voting are critical steps for this moment— and they’re long overdue. There is nothing partisan about striving to live up to the promise of our country; making the democracy we all cherish more accessible; and protecting our neighbors, friends and loved ones as they participate in this cornerstone of American life.”
After the call, the organization will move on to its #CouchParty 2.0, which will include a live stream of DJ D-Nice’s Club Quarantine. Celebrity volunteers, partners, and ambassadors of the organization include Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Alyssa Milano, Kelly McCreary and Erica Campbell.
The original event went live on April 20, 2020 but you can access the party recap via WhenWeAllVote.org/couchparty.