As the presidential election nears, the Becoming author has been vocal about the importance of voting — including in a recent interview with Shonda Rhimes for Harper’s Bazaar.
"Voting is so much bigger than one election, one party, or one candidate. It’s great to feel inspired by candidates and the visions they put forth, but it is by no means a prerequisite to casting a ballot,” she said. “Because at the end of the day, someone is going to be making the decisions about how much money your schools get and how tax money is distributed. Voting gives you a say in those matters.”
Since leaving the White House, Mrs. Obama has made voting access a major focus with her When We All Vote initiative — work that has increased relevance amid the coronavirus, she said.
In May, she also launched a new nonpartisan coalition made up of mayors from around the country who will work together to continue to push for safe voting policies, including online voter registration, early in-person voting and mail-in voting.
As she told Rhimes: “Nobody should have to choose between their health and making their voice heard.”
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