Michelle Obama teams up with Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda for voter registration drive

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She's back.

Former first lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with a host of celebrities to launch a new voter registration initiative ahead of the midterm elections.

The new nonprofit, "When We All Vote," was announced Thursday morning and will hold events, rallies and training sessions for volunteers ahead of the November election to get more voters registered. The organization won't focus solely on ramping up Democratic support, but rather will act as a nonpartisan organization to register those of all parties and beliefs.

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"Voting is the only way to ensure that our values and priorities are represented in the halls of power," Michelle Obama said in a statement "And it's not enough to just vote for president every four years. We all have to vote in every single election: for mayor, governor, school board, state legislature and Congress. The leaders we elect to these offices help determine just about every aspect of our lives and our democracy."

Politico first reported on the new organization.

Obama will be joined by celebrities, including "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor Tom Hanks, Houston Rockets player Chris Paul, and singers Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Janelle Monae, Politico reported.

The organization, in a news release, notes that voter registration rates and votes cast in midterm elections are astonishingly low.

"These numbers and the reasons behind them should alarm every American," the organization says. "No one organization can dramatically change those numbers alone. But every citizen can be part of the solution—and that's why When We All Vote is calling on Americans to take responsibility and start a conversation by asking friends, family, and those in their own communities to register."

Both of the Obamas have, for the most part, stayed out of the limelight since the start of the Trump presidency.

It's unclear whether the former first lady will campaign for any candidates in the midterms.

Democrats hope November will mark a comeback for the party and allow them to take back a majority in one or both chambers of Congress, fueled by a large number of Republicans retiring and low approval ratings for President Donald Trump.

Politico noted Michelle Obama is one of the most sought-after surrogates for Democrats but she is still figuring out whether she will make any campaign appearances.

Former President Barack Obama, however, is planning to hit the road with several candidates.

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