Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the United States (US), recently launched an innovative online challenge on Instagram to motivate American citizens to vote in the upcoming US presidential elections. The challenge requires a person to text three probable non-voter acquaintances and make a plan to vote together as a ‘Voting Squad.’
Michelle Obama Launches #VotingSquad Challenge
Obama’s Instagram post features a picture wherein she is sporting a denim jacket and dark sunglasses while using her phone. The caption accompanying the picture emphasised the need to ensure that one’s friends and family have a plan to vote. Obama wrote, “So, here’s my challenge to you: text three people in your life today who might not vote and ask them to join your #VotingSquad and make a plan to vote together.”
The former first lady also mentioned that she was tagging some people “to create their #VotingSquad.” “ I want to see your squad! Post a photo with your squad and challenge three friends to share their plan to vote. Join us: weall.vote/votingsquad, “ she added.
Michelle Obama tagged celebrities like the Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, Billy Porter, and Big Sean. Within hours, the post garnered over 394k likes and 2, 297 comments.
What You Should Know:
- Michelle Obama, the former first lady of the US, recently launched an innovative Instagram challenge to motivate Americans to vote in the upcoming US presidential elections.
- The challenge requires a person to text three non-voter acquaintances and make a plan to vote together as a ‘Voting Squad.’
- Michelle Obama tagged celebrities like the Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, Billy Porter, and Big Sean.
- Notably, Michelle Obama has been actively encouraging Americans to cast their votes in the upcoming presidential elections since the past few months.
Michelle Obama Urges Americans To Cast Their Votes
Michelle Obama has been actively encouraging Americans to cast their votes in the upcoming presidential elections through various social media platforms and initiatives. On September 22, she conducted her first-ever live session on Instagram in collaboration with an organisation called ‘When We All Vote’ to encourage potential voters to register themselves. Similarly, last month, Obama also teamed up with ABC Network and Attndotcom for a comedy special entitled VOMO: Vote or Miss Out.
Obama has voiced her support for presidential candidate Joe Biden on various occasions. Last week, she shared a picture featuring Biden, former US President Barack Obama, and herself on Instagram. The caption read, “I’m voting for competence over chaos, for unity over division. I’m voting for @JoeBiden because he can bring people together to make our country a whole lot better.”
America is all set to choose its 46th President, the election will be held on Tuesday, November 3.
Tarini Gandhiok is an intern with SheThePeople.TV