Michelle Obama's New Project After Bestselling Memoir & Tour: A Voting Rights Push amid Coronavirus

Valerie Jarrett, a family friend of the Obamas and board chair of When We All Vote told the political news site Axios that she found the situation in Wisconsin “deeply, profoundly concerning.”

“Our goal is to just try to make sure we maximize the number of citizens who can participate in that most fundamental and important responsibility,” she said.

According to Jarrett, the group is also encouraging people to call or email their representatives in Congress to express support for expanded access to vote-by-mail — a push being supported by groups like RepresentUs and stars like Jennifer Lawrence.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed without evidence that allowing vote by mail would lead to increased voter fraud.

He cast his own ballot by mail for Florida’s primary in March.

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