Today I had the privilege of interviewing First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama. The deadline for voting in Florida is October 9th, which is quickly approaching, and Michelle has teamed up with GottaVote.com to encourage Floridians, as well as all Americans, to register to vote.
Michelle touched on her experience voting as a young American. She said, “My parents always took us to vote with them. My father had MS so he always had trouble getting around but what I did know about my dad, I don’t care what the weather was or how hard it was to find parking by the polling place, he got up and made sure he voted and that’s the memory that sticks in my mind.”
Growing up I’ve always heard a lot of young Americans complain that their vote doesn’t count or that they don’t care about what happens in the election, so I asked Michelle what she would say to those young people who think their vote doesn’t matter.
Michelle responded, “You guys are going to be the ones to inherit whatever this is that we’re doing right now, we’re handing this over to you. You want to make sure that what we give you has your full input. I think it’s very important for young people to vote because this is the country you’re going to be raising your families in.”
The deadline to register to vote in Florida is October 9th! You can register at GottaVote.com and also if you live in Florida, we can do early voting the week of the election in November. Let your voice be heard and vote!