Former first lady Michelle Obama encouraged Americans to register to vote in honor of the revered civil rights activist.
The 56-year-old took to social media to ask her followers to register with the When We All Vote organization, which runs voter registration events around the country.
“To honor Dr. King’s legacy, we all can play a role in ensuring our friends and family make their voices heard in every election,” Obama — who launched the organization with co-chairs Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw in 2018 tweeted on Monday. “By sitting out, we’re allowing others to make decisions for us.”
The 2020 general elections will happen on November 3 and there will also be at least 35 congressional seats up for a vote as well. The majority in the house is held by The Democratic Party while the Republican Party holds the majority in the Senate.
You can register to vote online through a number of organizations, including WhenWeAllVote.org and Vote.org.
Mrs. Obama recently celebrated her 56th birthday. The year 2019 was best for her as her memoir Becoming made her best-selling author. Becoming is the memoir of former United States first lady Michelle Obama published in 2018.
She sent her youngest daughter Sasha off to college and bought a new home with her husband, President Barack Obama, on Martha’s Vineyard. Plus, she was named the world’s most admired woman as well as one of PEOPLE’s “People of the Year.”
“With the girls off at college, this birthday brings with it a new perspective — a fresh breath — along my journey,” she said on Instagram last week. “I’m looking forward to devoting some quality time to my friends and to myself — and of course, to that husband of mine, too.”
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