Michelle Obama launches voter registration initiative ahead of midterms: report


Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaQueen Elizabeth wore brooch from Obamas on the day Trump arrived in the UK: reports Obama: ‘I’m actually surprised by how much money I got’ Michelle Obama attends Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in Paris MORE is reportedly launching a new voter registration initiative ahead of this year’s midterm elections.

According to Politico, the former first lady’s initiative is scheduled to be launched on Thursday and will also involve several other high-profile names, including actor Tom Hanks, singer Janelle Monae, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

The initiative will also reportedly be strictly nonpartisan, to the frustration of some Democrats.

The group, which will be incorporated as a non-profit and be separate from the Obama Foundation, is planning to release its first public service announcement on Thursday.

The effort will also feature prominent Obama-era officials, including Valerie Jarrett, who will serve as the group’s president, and former first lady chief of staff Tina Tchen, who will serve as the treasurer, according to Politico.

The first lady and several other prominent figures involved with the group will also reportedly appear in PSAs as part of the initiative and at live events throughout the United States in the coming months.

The initiative, named “When We All Vote,” is still raising money for what sources familiar with the effort say will be an $8 million budget, Politico reported.

“Mrs. Obama is really excited about this voter registration effort, and her fall schedule is still coming together,” a person close to the first lady told the publication.