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Michelle Obama's explanation of the importance of voting is super relatable

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Michelle Obama wants everyone to get out and vote. And for those who don’t think it’s important she’s got a super relatable and logical explanation as to why it is.

During an interview for Harpers Bazaar with television producer and writer extraordinaire Shonda Rhimes, the former first lady broke down why it’s so important for people, especially young adults, to exercise their right to vote. 

“… when I’m talking to young people, I like to ask them a simple question: Would you let your grandma decide what you wear on a night out to the club? Would you want her picking out the car you drive or the apartment you live in?” she questioned. 

“Not many people want someone else making their decisions for them, especially when that person might not see the world the same way as they do. That’s what happens when you don’t vote: You are giving away your power to someone else — someone who doesn’t see the world the same as you,” the mother of two explained. “You’re letting them make some really key decisions about the way you live.”

“And the truth is, that’s exactly what some folks are hoping you’ll do,” she added. “They’re hoping that you’ll stay home so that they can make these important decisions for you.”

By Danielle Long
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