On Sunday, former First Lady Michelle Obama wrote a letter claiming that her left-wing coalition of get-out-the-vote organizations are prepared to register over one million voters ahead of the midterm elections this November.
As reported by Politico, Obama’s organization, “When We All Vote,” also pledged its support for the legislation currently facing Congress that would federalize all elections, including the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The organization said it would reach out to at least 100,000 Americans across the country and encourage them to contact their elected representatives to support the bills, which have thus far failed to pass in the Senate due to opposition from all Republicans and a handful of moderate Democrats.
Obama’s letter, titled “Fight for Our Vote,” was published as an advertisement in the New York Times. Referencing the peaceful protests that took place at the United States Capitol over a year ago on January 6th, 2021, Obama falsely described the incident as “an unprecedented assault on our Capitol and our democracy.” She then denounced the handful of states that have passed laws aimed at cracking down on voter fraud, incorrectly claiming that laws in states such as Georgia, Florida, Iowa, and Texas “make it harder for Americans to vote.”
She compared such laws to “poll taxes, literacy tests, and laws designed to strip away power” from the American people,” and claimed that, as a result, “we must give Congress no choice but to act decisively to protect the right to vote and make the ballot box more accessible for everyone.”
Obama’s letter was co-signed by several other far-left organizations, including the NAACP, Vote.org, and the National Urban League.