Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson join Michelle Obama’s vote-by-mail event
Former First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson for your ex voter registration âcouch partyâ event to be able to stump for mail-in voting while the coronavirus pandemic has transplanted the debate on safe voting practices.
Hanks and Wilson, who were the earliest celebrities to be able to announce they had tested beneficial for the virus, took portion in Obamaâs Monday evening When We All Vote #CouchParty event along with thousands of volunteers and supporters who joined throughout from their own homes.
Hanks and Wilson are co-chairs of the group alongside Obama, who founded the effort.
Obama spoke by phone to be able to attendees regarding the importance of voting being accessible for all, especially via voting-by-mail, given dangers of the particular pandemic. The former first woman also noted that she and even husband Barack Obama have directed in their ballots for âevery election for the last decade.â
âVoting should never, ever be difficult and it should never be a partisan issue,â she continued.
Wilson echoed Obamaâs sentiments, saying, âWe as Americans and as voters should be able to request the options that work for us.â
âWe donât want to have to risk our health or our vote. So to make that easy, mail-in ballot, absentee ballot, I think thatâs a really great compromise,â the actress added.
Hanks added that even during the health emergency, âour democratic principles mean that I want to vote [even if] Iâm sick.â
âIn November, we need to have every voice heard. Itâs important,â Wilson chimed in.