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13th annual Roots Picnic goes virtual with Michelle Obama, Lil Baby and more

Obama shared a post on her Instagram account earlier this week explaining why voting and the work her organization does are so important.

“As Americans, we have the power to vote in or vote out the people who make decisions about how our streets are policed and how the criminal justice system operates,” Obama said. “The policies put in place aren’t the result of random events, they are a reflection of the people we vote into office.”

She issued a call to action encouraging everyone to help educate and hold their loved ones accountable.  She added: “Then make sure your friends, family, and everyone in your neighborhood is figuring that out for themselves, too.”

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The first step in making lasting change is understanding the best, most effective routes to achieve it. As Americans, we have the power to vote in—or vote out—the people who make decisions about how our streets are policed and how the criminal justice system operates. The policies put in place aren’t the result of random events, they are a reflection of the people we vote into office. So make sure you take the time to figure out who best represents you and your vision for the future. Then make sure your friends, family, and everyone in your neighborhood is figuring that out for themselves, too.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ You can register to vote right now by just clicking the link in my bio. I can’t stress enough how important it is to make sure you and everyone you know is registered. Because #WhenWeAllVote, we can transform our communities for the better.

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