“For the next 28 days we need you to work like you’ve never worked before. You hear me? Sign up with one of our volunteers here today to make phone calls, to knock on doors. I want you, more importantly, to talk to everyone you know—your friends, your neighbors, that nephew you know who’s not registered. Smack him in the back of the head! The classmates you haven’t talked to in years—call them. Tell them what’s at stake. Make sure they register to vote.
“And see, this is important, because the voter registration deadline here in Virginia is Monday, October the 15th. So it’s coming, right? So I don’t want anybody waking up on Election Day going, ‘I’m going to vote!’ and they didn’t register. Especially if you’re a new voter, if you’ve moved, right? Students, you’ve got a new address, you’ve got to re-register. So you can get registered today, because we’ve got volunteers here with clipboards and forms today. We’re about action today.”
—First Lady Michelle Obama in Leesburg, Virginia
As the fired up crowd poured out of the rally at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds, many supporters took the First Lady’s message to heart and got themselves registered and ready to vote before the deadline.
Got friends in Virginia? Take a look at some highlights from the event in Leesburg, then remind them to register using our new Facebook app.[View the story “The First Lady visits Leesburg, Virginia” on Storify]