Michelle Obama urges Georgia voters to 'take charge of your power' at drive-in concert ahead of runoffs
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Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Obamas' first White House dog, Bo, dies Michelle Obama praises BLM, says she fears for daughters MORE called on Georgia residents to “take charge” of their voting power in a video appearance at a drive-in get-out-the-vote concert ahead of Tuesday's Senate runoff elections in the state.

In a video that played at the end of the Sunday concert, which was hosted in part by Obama’s nonpartisan When We All Vote organization, the former first lady urged those that haven’t already voted to show up on election day.

“Remember there are a lot of people out there who are counting on you to sit this election out,” she said in the video. “But if you take charge of your power, you and the folks in your community can determine the direction of this state and this country.”


“Thousands of people from Savannah to Augusta to Atlanta have already voted, and we’re counting on you to talk with your friends and family about making a plan to vote on election day, Tuesday, Jan. 5,” Obama continued. 

She also urged residents to head to her organization’s website to find their polling places and make their “plan to vote,” adding at the close of the event: “Because when we all vote, we make sure we’re the ones shaping our future.”

Obama’s organization teamed up with Live Nation Urban, ONE Musicfest, The New Georgia Project, BET, More Than A Vote and other groups for the concert on Sunday. 

The event, dubbed “Celebrate Georgia!,” featured in-person and virtual appearances from Monica, Rick Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross, Common and more. It was geared toward celebrating those who voted early in the Peach State and building momentum for others to vote Tuesday.

According to Yahoo News, more than 150 vehicles were present at the drive-in concert on Sunday.


Former President Obama has also been cutting ads and campaigning in Georgia in recent weeks to help bolster Democrats’ chances in the runoffs.

Democrats Jon OssoffJon OssoffThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden launches blitz for jobs plan with 'thank you, Georgia' Biden marks 100th day plugging jobs plan in Georgia Georgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' MORE and the Rev. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockDemocrats cool on Crist's latest bid for Florida governor Alabama museum unveils restored Greyhound bus for Freedom Rides' 60th anniversary The Hill's Morning Report - Biden launches blitz for jobs plan with 'thank you, Georgia' MORE will be squaring off against GOP incumbents Sens. David PerdueDavid PerdueGeorgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' Warnock raises nearly M since January victory Georgia's top election official looks to shake political drama MORE and Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerGeorgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' Loeffler asks Georgia attorney general to investigate Raffensperger over 2020 election Former Rep. Doug Collins won't enter Georgia Senate race MORE, respectively, on Tuesday. 

Democrats need to capture both seats in order to take control of the Senate.