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Common, Michelle Obama, Voting, Midterm elections

Common Teams With Michelle Obama to Get Black People to Vote in the Midterm Elections

Common has teamed up with former first lady Michelle Obama to get African-Americans to vote in the country’s November midterm elections.

“Did you know that less than 60 percent of eligible African-American citizens voted in the 2016 presidential election? This undermines our power as a people,” the rapper said in a video posted on YouTube Tuesday. “So I am teaming up with Mrs. Obama and the When We All Vote team. We are working to make sure that every eligible African-American is registered and votes on Nov. 6.”

In August, Obama announced she was joining the nonpartisan voter registration initiative When We Vote to help register voters.

Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.