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Michelle Obama teams up with NAACP to increase black voter turnout

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Michelle Obama teams up with NAACP to increase black voter turnout

BY ARIS FOLLEY via https://thehill.com

 

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In a video released on Saturday, the former first lady teamed up with the NAACP, the country’s largest civil rights organization, in efforts to increase African-American voter turnout in the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

“The election’s almost here,” Obama said in the video. “That means it’s time to use your power. It means it’s time to vote, because if you don’t, other people will.”

“If you sit this one out, you’re letting someone else make important decisions about the life you’re gonna live, the community you call home and the future that affects us all,” Obama continued. “You’re handing it all over to someone else.”

“So grab five friends and make a plan to vote on Nov. 6, because when we all vote, we all do better,” the former first lady added.

NAACP President Derrick Johnson said Obama’s participation in the organization’s get-out-the-vote efforts “solidifies how important this…

 

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