Michelle Obama cancels get-out-the-vote rally because of coronavirus concerns

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The former first lady was poised to be on hand on March 27 at the kickoff rally for When We All Vote in Detroit.

In a Wednesday message, the organization — a nonpartisan group that works to increase voter participation across the country — told supporters that the decision to nix the event was made "out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of attendees and individuals traveling to Detroit."

Organizers noted that there are no confirmed causes of the coronavirus in the Michigan city.

The nonprofit said it would "explore options to reschedule" the planned rally.

Obama launched When We All Vote in 2018 with the aim of promoting voter participation. She signed on a number of celebrities to serve as fellow co-chairs for the effort, including "Hamilton's" Lin-Manuel Miranda, country music stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, and singer Janelle Monae. 
 
The United States has seen more than 800 cases and at least 28 deaths since tracking of the coronavirus began in late January, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.