Why are the Obama’s still causing controversy?
Former first lady Michelle Obama gave a speech during the Culture of Democracy Summit on Monday. During her speech she remarked that democracy in this country is “fading.”
This is also linked to Obama’s campaign When We All Vote, which is trying to get more people registered to vote. The campaign was originally started in 2018.
“No one has the luxury to sit out or stay at home just because you’re not feeling excited enough. If you don’t vote, other people will,” Obama said.
“I have said it before, but it’s important for us all to remember it’s not just about who you vote for. It’s not about whether you’re a Republican, Democrat or independent,” she added.
Obama also said that there are at times discrepancies between how people imagine the U.S. democracy and the actual reality of elections and their results.
“This is so much bigger than that, because right now when we look around at everything that is happening with voting and our democracy, it is clear that we’re seeing a deep discrepancy between what we tell ourselves about this country and what we see with our own eyes.”
“I want to implore every American who cares about our democracy not to just get angry or dejected. I want you to get active,” she continued. “We’ve got to change the way we think about our democracy. And we’ve got to change the way we participate in it. Not just every two or four years, but as a routine part of the way we all live.”
Obama has also reinforced her efforts in this campaign after the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion which showed the plans to overturn Roe v. Wade.