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Michelle Obama announces voter signup drive ahead of midterms

Michelle Obama waving on stage in a green flower=print dress.
Michelle Obama at American Library Assn Conference. Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

On the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, former First Lady Michelle Obama announced Monday the launch of a new campaign designed to get Americans to the polls for November's midterm elections, per the Associated Press.

The big picture: The "When We All Vote Week of Action," set for the week of September 22 through 29, will take place in at least 12 major cities across the country. In a video announcing the project, Obama referenced the legacy of the Voting Rights Act, saying “We want to honor their legacy and continue their work to ensure that every eligible American cast their vote — work that is far from finished."

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