National, nonpartisan not-for-profit “When We All Vote,” co-chaired by former US First Lady Michelle Obama, will host a voter rally featuring singer/actress Janelle Monae and political strategist Angela Rye on the campus of Spelman College on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 3-6 p.m.
As a part of a weeklong campaign, titled “Week of Action,” Monae and Rye join a bevy of other celebrities, including Obama, who are appearing at events across the country in cities like Detroit, Nashville, Los Angeles, Houston and Pittsburgh.
Obama announced When We All Vote’s National Week of Action in a video message on the Aug. 6 anniversary of the Voting Rights Act urging Americans to sign up to volunteer and host events around the country to register voters, get people engaged and ready to vote in the midterm elections and beyond. The organization has planned flagship events across the country and the campaign is calling on people across the country to host events in their communities throughout the week of Sept. 22-29.
As Obama said when she launched When We All Vote: “Voting is the only way to ensure that our values and priorities are represented in the halls of power. 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.”