Michelle Obama to Democrats: 'Democracy continues with or without you'

Michelle Obama to Democrats: 'Democracy continues with or without you'

It's not all work for former first lady Michelle Obama as she prepares for her nationwide tour to promote her new book, Becoming.

The When We All Vote co-chair has another rally to front in Miami on Friday for the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization before the elections. From Sept. 22 to Sept. 29, it has held voter registration drives across the country.

"Here's what we have to do", she said over their chants.

'We get the leaders we vote for. "And when we don't vote, that's when we wind up with government of, by and for other people". The appearance is part of an effort to rally Democrats ahead of an election that is largely a referendum on the Trump presidency, which has made undoing former President Barack Obama's legacy a central focus.

She hasn't overtly supported any Democratic candidates this year, but her husband has made appearances in California and OH to support his party.

Still, the rallies are taking place in Nevada and Florida - two states that are tossup territory but that tend to see diminished Democratic participation in midterm elections. The election takes place November 6. We get the policies we vote for.

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Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. "That moment when Michelle Obama officiated at your (cousin's) wedding!"

Actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key came closest to delivering a partisan message, telling the crowd that America is at "a very, very interesting time". "I get being busy and I definitely get feeling frustrated because, believe me, I am frustrated, too", Obama said.

He then urged the crowd to "translate our outrage and our passion" into change.

ABC's Grey's Anatomy actress Kelly McCreary and the network's Lana Parrilla from Once Upon a Time spoke.

Other speakers at Sunday's event did not mention partisan politics.

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