Obama urges Americans to vote: 'This moment is too important to sit out'
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Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaChina’s educational offensive in African markets Democrats have major policy dilemma with new Congress Booker's potential 2020 bid is generating buzz among Democratic activists, says political reporter MORE on Tuesday urged Americans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections, writing on Twitter that "this moment is too important to sit out."

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National Voter Registration Day, a holiday recognized on the fourth Tuesday each September, was created to increase awareness of voter registration opportunities for voters who otherwise might not register.

Ahead of November's midterm elections, Obama has reemerged in the political spotlight. He burst onto the campaign trail earlier this month, giving a speech at the University of Illinois in which he offered a blistering rebuke of President TrumpDonald John TrumpActivists highlight Trump ties to foreign autocrats in hotel light display Jose Canseco pitches Trump for chief of staff: ‘Worried about you looking more like a Twinkie everyday’ Dershowitz: Mueller's report will contain 'sins' but no 'impeachable offense' MORE and Republicans who enable him.

“I’m here today because this is one of those pivotal moments when every one of us as citizens of the United States need to determine just who it is that we are, just what it is that we stand for,” Obama said at the time.

Obama also campaigned for several Democratic House candidates during a trip to California, where he took veiled shots at Trump and told a crowd that "if we don’t step up, things can get worse."