Michelle Obama and Jill Vedder Team Up to Encourage Midterm Voting
Former first lady Michelle and Peal Jam frontman Eddie Vedder's wife, Jill, were part of the Weekend of Action.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Vedder, the wife of Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder, teamed up over the weekend to encourage Americans to vote in the upcoming Nov. 6 midterm election.
"Make this weekend count: Join @Everytown and @MomsDemand for a volunteer Weekend of Action to help elect candidates who will support common-sense gun safety policies!" Vedder wrote, referring to the two non-profits that hosted postcard signing events to help elect candidates that will support gun safety policies.
Make this weekend count: Join @Everytown and @MomsDemand for a volunteer Weekend of Action to help elect candidates who will support common-sense gun safety policies! No experience necessary. Find an event near you at https://t.co/QwHz6knhCU.— Jill Vedder (@jillvedder77) September 18, 2018
Vedder also tweeted out a link to the When We All Vote, a week-long (Sept. 22-29) series of events encouraging voter registration.
Stop scrolling & join me (& @michelleobama ----) in standing up for our generation by registering to vote so we can make our voices heard. @WhenWeAllVote is hosting voter reg events in cities across the country from 9/22-9/29. Find one near you at https://t.co/4bKdxQNooO— Jill Vedder (@jillvedder77) September 21, 2018
Thank you for bringing the energy, Las Vegas!! As @MichelleObama said, let’s get our family and friends registered and ready to vote this November. Text WeAllVote to 97779 to get started. #WhenWeAllVote pic.twitter.com/xZcbLeF6wm— When We All Vote (@WhenWeAllVote) September 24, 2018
Obama hosted a huge rally for When We All Vote in Las Vegas on Sunday night (Sept. 23) and Faith Hill will join with Delanie Walker and K.S. Rhoads for another rally in Nashville on Monday night (Sept. 24).
#Nashville, we have a great night planned for you! Come for an important conversation on voting with @FaithHill, @delaniewalker82, and @TheKatieCook with performances by @ksrhoads and @thesisterhood. Join us for this free event during the Week of Action: https://t.co/OoIX4MhEJU pic.twitter.com/S7l4F77xu4— When We All Vote (@WhenWeAllVote) September 24, 2018
More events are scheduled this week in Miami, Cleveland and Los Angeles, as well as Pittsburgh (with Tom Hanks) and Detroit (Keegan-Michael Key, Loni Love), with grassroots gatherings slated in Tennessee, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Maryland. Click here to see all the events.