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Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama tells Ellen DeGeneres the family is ‘happy’ to be together, safe Juan Williams: Biden’s promises on women are a big deal Meghan McCain: Trump will replace Pence with Haley to counter ‘identity politics’ MORE‘s voter registration efforts are going virtual in light of the coronavirus pandemic — the former first lady is teaming up with DJ D-Nice for what’s being dubbed an online #CouchParty.
Organizers say the goal of the nearly three-hour event — which starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday — from Obama’s nonpartisan organization, When We All Vote, is for volunteers to text 50,000 eligible voters.
“As the country’s reality continues to change in the wake of the coronavirus’ ongoing impact on individuals and communities, When We All Vote is committed to exploring innovative and safe ways to reach voters where they are — at home,” the group said in a statement.
DJ D-Nice launched his “Homeschool at Club Quarantine” dance parties on Instagram Live last week to encourage social distancing during the pandemic. The virtual events have attracted hundreds of thousands of people and plenty of public figures, including Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyGiuliani asked for post-9/11 mayoral election to be canceled so he could stay in office: book Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg apology, says it was never her intention to add to pain over Bryant’s death Snoop Dogg apologizes to Gayle King in Kobe Bryant flap: I was ‘disrespectful’ and ‘overreacted’ MORE, Jennifer Lopez and 2020 White House hopefuls former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenIs coronavirus the final Trump crisis? The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Airbnb – Senators clinch deal on T stimulus package Biden hits Trump’s remarks about reopening economy within weeks: ‘He should stop talking’ MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Airbnb – Senators clinch deal on T stimulus package Lobbying frenzy connected to stimulus sparks backlash Sanders plans to participate in April DNC debate MORE (I-Vt.), along with Obama.
The celebrity DJ’s connection to the Obamas goes back to at least 2016, when he served up music at a White House party hosted by then-President Obama and his wife.
Earlier this month, Michelle Obama canceled a planned When We All Vote kickoff rally in Detroit due to coronavirus fears. Obama launched the organization in 2018 with the aim of promoting voter participation. She signed on a number of celebrities to serve as fellow co-chairs for the effort, including “Hamilton’s” Lin-Manuel Miranda, country music stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, and singer Janelle Monae.