11/01/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Michelle Obama: Make Our Voices Heard

The MOMocrats extend a warm welcome to our special guest contributor, Michelle Obama, the woman we hope will be the next First Lady of the United States.

A few days ago, I headed to Tallahassee with Jill Biden, my friend and partner on the campaign trail. She and I visited Florida A&M University, where we met a crowd of thousands of people--some of whom traveled for hours to be there. Parents brought young children. Neighbors greeted each other in the sunshine. And students from FAMU, Florida State, and Tallahassee Community College waved signs and cheered with all their might for change.

Jill and I went to Tallahassee to encourage people to get involved in this election. And this week, I'm off to Colorado, Missouri, and Michigan, where I'll deliver the same message to everyone I meet. In particular, there is one simple thing that each of us can do to change the world: register to vote.

But we've got to act fast. Voter registration deadlines are coming up in very soon in many states. So if you don't register now, you may not be able to speak your mind later.

A lot of people don't know how easy it is to register. I wish I could sit down in every living room in the America, and walk every family through it! In most states, all you do is fill out a single form. That's it. Registering to vote is a snap.

But just because it's easy doesn't mean it's unimportant. Just the opposite. Registering to vote is absolutely crucial. Because there is so much at stake in this election... and the choice we make on November 4th will decide so many issues that shape our lives and impact our families.

Like whether we'll get our economy back on track and restore the middle class--so that anyone willing to put in an honest day's work can make a good living for their children.

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