Former first lady Michelle Obama, her voter organization When We All Vote, and its celebrity backers will be hooking up with The Roots’ 13th annual “Roots Picnic” this summer to push for voter registration.
“Who else is coming to #RootsPicnic?!” wrote When We All Vote in an Instagram post. “We’re partnering with [The Roots] and [Live Nation Urban] to create a virtual music festival experience like we’ve never seen. Join us, [Michelle Obama], and more on June 27th.”
The event will be hosted by The Roots and Michelle Obama, and will feature appearances by When We All Vote celebrity backers Tom Hanks, Kerry Washington, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Paul, Liza Koshy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monáe, Elaine Welteroth, and more.
The goal of the virtual festival is also to reach 500,000 eligible voters, and When We All Vote — which aggressively pushes voting by mail with the help of left-wing celebrities — also has volunteers that will be signing up to text voters throughout the show.