For someone who has long claimed to despise politics, former first lady Michelle Obama sure seems to attend many political events. She did so again on Sunday when she hosted a star-studded "Celebrate Georgia!" Drive-in concert event that passionately asked voters to support the Democratic candidates in Tuesday's runoff election.
Michelle campaigns for Georgia Democrats
"There are a lot of people out there who are counting on you to suspend this election," Michelle said on a video message. "But when you take control of your power, you and the people in your community can determine the direction of this state and this country."
"Thousands of people from Savannah to Augusta to Atlanta have already voted," she added. "And we're counting on you to talk to your friends and family about a plan to vote on election day."
This event was hosted by Michelle & # 39; s When We All Vote, a nonprofit that was set up to raise voter turnout. Although the former first lady has long claimed the organization is non-partisan, anyone with half a brain knows that the nonprofit's real goal is to raise democratic votes.
"I know we can count on you because you are all leaders when it comes to voter turnout," said Obama. "If we all vote, we will make sure that we shape our future."
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Hey Georgia! 👋
Our co-chair @MichelleObama is counting on YOU to stand up for your community at the ballot box in the historic US Senate runoff elections.
Make a plan to use the power of your voice in the polls tomorrow: https://t.co/eIIDQVqnBI pic.twitter.com/jexxuMo08M
– If we all vote (@WhenWeAllVote) January 4th, 2021
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Celebrities appeared at Michelle & # 39; s event
This event included performances by musicians such as Monica, Rick Ross, and Jeezy. Rapper Common, actress Tracee Ellis Ross and professional basketball player Chris Paul also appeared on video.
Nazar Turner told Yahoo News that she brought her teenage daughter to both see the artists and to highlight the importance of voting.
"I vote because my people couldn't vote and they died for it," said Turner, 42. "Women couldn't vote 50 years ago."
She added that hearing Michelle speak meant everything to her.
"She was our first black first lady," she said. “Your speech for my child becomes more important in our line. She knows that she has to choose when she is 18. "
The Georgia runoff election will determine which party will have control of the Senate for the next two years. Many would say that the stakes of an election were never higher.
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This piece was written by James Samson on January 4th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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