Michelle Obama hosts from-home voter registration party with DJ D-Nice
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Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump takes on CDC over schools Budowsky: Biden-Duckworth would be America's team Democrats debate Biden effort to expand map against Trump MORE's voter registration efforts are going virtual in light of the coronavirus pandemic — the former first lady is teaming up with DJ D-Nice for what's being dubbed an online #CouchParty.

Organizers say the goal of the nearly three-hour event — which starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday — from Obama's nonpartisan organization, When We All Vote, is for volunteers to text 50,000 eligible voters.

"As the country’s reality continues to change in the wake of the coronavirus’ ongoing impact on individuals and communities, When We All Vote is committed to exploring innovative and safe ways to reach voters where they are — at home," the group said in a statement.


DJ D-Nice launched his "Homeschool at Club Quarantine" dance parties on Instagram Live last week to encourage social distancing during the pandemic. The virtual events have attracted hundreds of thousands of people and plenty of public figures, including Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail Winfrey'Gone With the Wind' is gone with the protests — so what's next? Minnesota health officials say graduation ceremony exposed people to coronavirus The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump threatens coronavirus funds for states easing voting MORE, Jennifer Lopez and 2020 White House hopefuls former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' Trump says he'll wear mask during upcoming trip to Walter Reed Latino group 'Mi Familia Vota' launches M voter turnout campaign targeting swing states MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' Ex-Sanders campaign manager talks unity efforts with Biden backers The Hill's Campaign Report: Florida's coronavirus surge raises questions about GOP convention MORE (I-Vt.), along with Obama.

The celebrity DJ's connection to the Obamas goes back to at least 2016, when he served up music at a White House party hosted by then-President Obama and his wife.

Earlier this month, Michelle Obama canceled a planned When We All Vote kickoff rally in Detroit due to coronavirus fears. Obama launched the organization 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.