All aboard! Musicians H.E.R. and Jennifer Lopez along with NBA star Steph Curry are the latest superstars to join Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote initiative.
This is a national nonpartisan voting initiative that persuades every eligible voter to exercise their voting right. When We All Vote is Mrs. Obama’s effort as we head towards the November congressional elections.
Lopez, Curry, H.E.R., Becky join an impressive list of celebrities that includes Bretman Rock, Becky G, Selena Gomez, Shonda Rhimes, Rita Wilson, Kerry Washington, Chris Paul, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Liza Koshy, and Tom Hanks.
Mrs. Obama announced the appointments in a video, where she described the voluntary co-chairs as cultural leaders with expertise and talent that spans media, beauty, sports, entertainment, and more. As the year progresses, she plans to call upon them to use their platforms so they can help to drive voter registration, turnout, and education. This should help to get voters for both the midterms and future elections. As things stand, Democrats have marginal majorities in both the Senate and House.
This is all part of the former first lady’s drive to push forward the initiative’s mission to change the voting culture and close age and race gaps in American elections. Mrs. Obama launched When We All Vote in 2018 for that year’s midterm elections, and it has grown leaps and bounds since then.
Lopez revealed that she joined the initiative because the health of the country’s democracy will impact our children’s future. She hopes that as many people as possible will join her as we enter a crucial moment in the nation’s history.
As for H.E.R., she hopes to inspire as many people in her generation as possible to exercise their right to vote. After all, this is the only way to change policies that will affect us now and in the future.