Michelle Obama Rumors
Michelle Obama’s voter registration and engagement initiative is making a push to get Black voters to the polls for this November’s midterm elections. The former first lady and Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul teamed up for a video released Friday — timed to coincide with National Black Voter Day, which was launched in 2020 by BET and the National Urban League — encouraging Black voters to get registered and head to the ballot boxes.
A voter initiative led by Michelle Obama is partnering with a similar group founded by NBA star LeBron James and other prominent Black athletes and entertainers to sponsor events in major U.S. cities starting next week to generate excitement about voting early for the Nov. 3 election. Obama’s When We All Vote and James’ More Than A Vote are teaming to provide information, transportation, food, music, personal protective equipment and other support at early voting sites around the country Oct. 18-31.
With one month to go before the election, the Milwaukee Bucks partnered with Michelle Obama’s nonpartisan organization When We All Vote on Saturday to register voters and distribute groceries. “We know that voter registration is down because there aren’t a lot of in-person events,” organizer Jordan Brooks said. “We also know that people need food and need supplies right now.”
Bucks Senior Vice President Alex Lasry said the organization and the NBA have made access to voting a focus of activity off the court. “We need to make sure people are registered and aware of all the local elections that go on,” Lasry said. “That’s going to have the most impact on our community. I think that’s something that we take very seriously.” Lasry said the Bucks want to be a “community team,” which is why starting Oct. 20 through Nov. 1 voters can go to the Fiserv Form for early voting.