Voting is a right each American has to share their voice and take an active role in politics today.
But many do not vote due to a number of factors and in a new PSA about the importance of voting, Michelle Obama wants your help to change that.
The video, which was released in the 2018 midterm elections, features Michelle Obama – stating she understands why so many Americans do not vote.
She also shares that the number of non-voters increases to an even larger amount during “off year” non-presidential elections.
Michelle launches into asking the question so many Americans have asked, “Why should I vote? Nothing ever changes.” for the When We All Vote initiative.
She echoes phrases all too many of us have either said or heard, such as “The system is rigged,” and “Why bother?”
Michelle shares that when you are trying to put dinner on the table after a double shift or dropping off your baby with grandma or studying for exams — voting is usually the last thing on your mind.
“You might even feel like it’s just not worth it. But that’s exactly what some people want you to think.” the former second lady states.
Republican, Democrat, Independent or undecided — regardless of your stance, voting can sometimes be one extra box on our to-do list but it is also a right that many have died for. A right that is the only way to change our country’s leaders, policies, laws as well as our every-day lives for the better.
Michelle Obama urges all to vote so that everyone has a chance to start a conversation with their ideas and their values, as well as become more active citizens.
Michelle shares that our leaders are meant to lead but can only do so when we appoint them with one very important action.
Can you guess what it is?
That is right friends, voting.
As more Americans work and work longer hours, and for some, at fewer wages — taking time to go to the polls does not always feel like the first item on the to-do list.
But the reality is that in each and every election – be it local, midterm or state elections – the people have the ability to create change at the very beginning.
And as we have seen the past year and a half, the power is in the people’s hands, our hands, to either create change or stand by the sidelines, asking the question, ‘How did this happen?’
“The truth is, when we stay home, things stay the same. Or, they get worse,” Michelle says. “But when we all vote, we get new ideas and new energy,” she adds. “Leaders who share our values and listen to our voices. That’s how we change America.”
Watch the PSA below and be sure to share the message with friends and family.
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