I suppose it was only a matter of time.
Michelle Obama hasn’t exactly been on the sidelines for the 2020 campaign process, but the former first lady has now officially waded in, announcing a voter turnout initiative along with 31 mayors from across America.
The effort will take place through Obama’s organization When We All Vote. Founded in 2018 by the former first lady, When We All Vote is described by The Washington Post — which began the title for its story with the ominous phrase “Michelle Obama is stepping into the 2020 election” — as a “nonpartisan voting initiative.” (I’d love to see the author say those words with a straight face.)
On Thursday, Obama “announced a coalition of 31 mayors across the country who will be brainstorming and sharing lessons and practices about how to increase voter registration and civic engagement,” The Post reported.
In a Zoom call with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, she echoed one of