Courtesy of People Magazine:
Through extensive social media and digital outreach, the national organization aims to increase the number of eligible citizens who register to vote and who actually show up to the polls on election day.
The launch video shows Obama and Miranda personally making voter registration calls, reminding the other co-chairs to vote in every election — “school board, state house, all of them,” Obama instructs.
“Voting is the only way to ensure that our values and priorities are represented in the halls of power,” Obama says in a statement in When We All Vote’s press release. “And it’s not enough to just vote for president every four years. We all have to vote in every single election: for mayor, governor, school board, state legislature and Congress. The leaders we elect to these offices help determine just about every aspect of our lives and our democracy. So the future of our families, our communities and our country belongs to those of us who show up, cast our votes, and make our voices heard.”
I am planning to beat this drum until my hands fall off, but it is nice to have some high powered help spreading the word of how important it is to register new voters.
Keep in mind that typically it’s Democrats who want more people to vote, and Republicans who only want certain people to vote.
That is because Democrats realize that the numbers are in our favor if only we can get them to show up at the polls.