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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — At a voter registration rally Friday, fired-up former first lady Michelle Obama urged a predominantly youthful crowd at the University of Miami to “take their power back” and bridge the gap between frustration over the political climate and “actually doing something about it.”
After a celeb-studded program that included former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland, gospel singer Erica Campbell and “Key & Peele” star Keegan-Michael Key, Obama ticked off a litany of dismal statistics about low voter turnout, especially during midterm elections like the ones coming up in November.
The article goes on to state the following:
Americans cast more votes than ever in the 2008 election, but even so, more than 80 million still didn’t vote. Only about 40 percent of the population typically votes during midterm elections. The 2014 midterms saw the lowest voter turnout since World War II, with less than 37 percent, she said.
“When a huge chunk of the population sits out of the process, why are we surprised when our politics don’t reflect our values?” she told a crowd of nearly 5,000.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 29, 2018
Obama’s speech is included in the following video, beginning at the 17-minute mark. Her comments about power begin at the 33-minute mark.
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) September 28, 2018
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) September 29, 2018
Long line of people waiting to get in Watsco Center on University of Miami campus where former First Lady @MichelleObama and other celebrity guests will speak at voting rally today @nbc6 #November6 #election #vote #um #UniversityOfMiami #Former #FirstLady #MichelleObama pic.twitter.com/dKuS13JoEa
— Johnny Archer (@JohnnyNBC6) September 28, 2018
Got to see Michelle Obama speak at the Watsco Center @ University of Miami! 😊 pic.twitter.com/ccGv7ptcAf
— 🌊Maria🌊 (@gardenseve) September 29, 2018
— Michelle Mairena (@miixchii) September 28, 2018
— Seattle oGoing (@SeattleoGoing) September 29, 2018
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