When We All Vote, the nonpartisan voter engagement organization founded by former first lady Michelle Obama, has registered 3,000 new voters specifically for the Georgia Senate runoff elections, the organization told CNN Wednesday. The crucial election will decide which party controls the Senate.
When We All Vote was started by Obama in 2018 with the goal of closing the age and race gap in voter participation. Ahead of Election Day, more than 18,000 Georgia voters registered to vote with When We All Vote.
The organization has "My School Votes" programs in high schools across the metro Atlanta area, including in Atlanta and DeKalb and Clayton Counties.
When We All Vote has convened more than 100 Georgia student ambassadors, and more than 800 people are part of a My School Votes team in Georgia, Stephanie Young, chief officer of culture and communications at When We All Vote, told CNN.
“We empower young people to ensure their communities are registered and ready to vote, and the work continues to grow,” Young said.
According to Young, 86% of Atlanta Public Schools have a My School Votes team, and the program is expanding in Dooly, Dougherty, Worth and Macon counties.
More than 1,000 young people attended “Drop Everything and Register” events with My School Votes in Clayton County, Atlanta, and DeKalb County Public Schools. Young people in Georgia have sent more than 10,000 social media direct messages to Georgia voters encouraging them to register and vote in the runoffs using When We All Vote’s Georgia voter hub.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post stated that the My School Votes “Drop Everything and Register” event was held in Clark County. The event was held in Clayton County.