Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks Backed Group Leads Charge for Vote by Mail Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

Axios reported earlier today that Michelle Obama would throw her support today behind expanding vote-by-mail options, with her group, When We All Vote, embracing legislation before Congress amid the Coronavirus crisis.

Obama retweeted a tweet by the group which called “on leaders across the country to expand online voter registration, early in-person voting, and #VoteByMail.” She said that “no American should have to choose between making their voice heard and staying safe.”

Vote By Mail: We are fighting for fair and safe elections for every eligible voter. Join us in calling on leaders across the country to expand online voter registration, early in-person voting, and #VoteByMail.

Obama: No American should have to choose between making their voice heard and staying safe. Expanding access to #VoteByMail, online voter registration and early voting are critical steps for this moment—they’re also long overdue.

Obama: There’s nothing partisan about striving to live up to the promise of our country; making the democracy we all cherish more accessible—and protecting our neighbors, friends and loved ones as they participate in this cornerstone of American life.

Tom Hanks was named as one of the main supporters of this group and he tweeted last week that he doesn’t “live in Wisconsin, but” he’s “a fan of Democracy.” He pleaded with people to “get those ballots postmarked.” He also shared a link from the group which advertised registering people to vote.

I don’t live in Wisconsin, but I’m a fan of Democracy. Get those ballots Postmarked by HOLY COW! TODAY!!! Hanx…

A year ago, the group released a video on YouTube where they encouraged people to vote in every election, not just the Presidency. They say they can “change the world.”