Michelle Obama is taking a firm stand against laws being passed in over a dozen states that may damage the voting polls and the First Lady spoke her mind at the Congressional Black Caucus Awards dinner last night.
The laws will make it more difficult to vote and will especially hinder people who tend to vote Democratic- minorities, low income citizens, and college students.
The Huffington Post reports:
"Michelle Obama says protecting the right to vote has become the nation's most important civil rights issue.
The first lady tells a gathering of black lawmakers and leaders that they owe it to those who fought and died for equal rights in the 1960s to make sure every voter can freely cast a ballot.
Her comments at an annual awards banquet for the Congressional Black Caucus come amidst a push in more than a dozen states to pass laws requiring voters to show ID at the polls. Critics say the laws unfairly harm minorities, poor people and college students – all groups that tend to vote Democratic.
Comparing it to the civil rights movement, Obama calls voting rights "the march or our time" and 'the sit in of our day.'"
Many politicians in positions of power have used unconventional tactics to dismantle President Barack Obama, but it seems that he and his wife are one step ahead of them.
Check out the footage of the First Lady speaking on voting in the video above!
SOURCE: The Huffington Post || Photo Credit: WENN